A bus at a stop which cannot leave its depot: the scene has become usual in the RATP centers of Paris. Fifty strikers gathered at dawn on Thursday, January 2, to prevent service and respond to Emmanuel Macron on pension reform. In the middle of the morning, some demonstrators were pushed back by the police to let out a few buses. Punch operation, too, in some refineries. In Donges (Loire-Atlantique), near Nantes, production is stopped and no more fuel leaves the site.
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Disturbances are felt in transport: in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, only 3 TGVs out of 5 and 1 TER out of 2 are in circulation on Thursday 2 January. SNCF has never known such a long strike. In Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), travelers are divided. On the 29th day, the conflict is long-term. So, to compensate for the loss of income, the strikers at the Gare de Lyon (Paris) received a check for € 50,000, the amount of an online kitty launched by the unions. A new national event is already planned in Paris on January 9.
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