Unions and governments have been assembly on Tuesday to focus on whether or not concessions over plans for pension reform might halt the strikes which have introduced sever disruption to France since December fifth.

But whereas there have been some optimistic indication, it was not sufficient for unions to name off the economic motion.

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Here’s a have a look at what is occurring on Wednesday:

There is strike motion from air site visitors controllers who belong to the USAC-CGT union. This just isn’t the primary union for air site visitors controllers, so the affect just isn’t anticipated to be main, however anybody with a flight booked between January 14th and 16th is suggested to contact their airline.


On the railways nearly all of trains will once more be working on Wednesday.


On the excessive pace TGV service eight out of 10 of the traditional providers might be working and the price range Puigo providers are described as ‘quasi regular’.

Three quarters of the suburban Transilien providers might be working and half the standard Intercité routes, whereas eight out of 10 of regular providers might be working on the native TER trains.

In Paris providers have additionally been slowly enhancing in current days, though there stays a big quantity of disruption.

French strikers are usually not paid throughout strikes and as Wednesday marks the 42nd day because the dispute started, many workers can merely now not afford the monetary hit and are returning to work.

On the Metro all strains might be open, however solely strains 1 and 14 – that are automated – might be working a full service.


However most strains will now be working for no less than nearly all of the day, somewhat than the rush-hour solely service.




Line 2 might be working from 5.30am to 1.30am.

Line 3  – 6am to 10pm.

Line 3bis – 7am to 6pm. 

Line 4 –  6.30am to 8.30pm.

Line 5 – 6am to 11am and 2pm to 9pm

Line 6  – 6am to 10am and 4pm and 8pm.

Line 7 – 5.30am to 7.30pm.

Line 7 bis – 5.30am to 1.30am.

Line 8 – 5.30am to 9.30pm.

Line 9  – 6.30am to 10am and 4.30 to 7.30pm.

Line 10 – 5.30a to 1.30am.

Line 11 – 5.30am to 8.30pm.

Line 12  6.30am to 10am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Line 13 5.30am to 11am and 4.30pm to 10pm.

All the above strains might be working fewer providers than regular and a few stations on the road stay closed.



The trams might be working as regular and the RER suburban trains might be working fewer providers than regular, however working all day. RER line B, which connects Charles de Gaulle airport to town, will now not be stopping at Gare du Nord.

On the buses 4 out of 5 of the traditional providers might be working.

The dispute over proposed reforms to the French pension system had been caught in stalemate, however over the weekend the federal government supplied a big concession by providing to withdraw one of the controversial bits of the plan.

Prime Minister  Edouard Philippe mentioned he was ready to withdraw the concept of a ‘pivot age’ for a full pension. The French authorized retirement age is 62 and though the reforms wouldn’t change that, the proposed a ‘pivot age’ of 64 – individuals who labored to the pivot age somewhat than the authorized age would obtain a fuller pension.

The reforms would additionally get rid of the ‘particular regimes’ which permit many individuals, principally within the public sector, to retire sooner than the authorized age of 62.

The concession was sufficient the draw unions again to the desk and a number of other leaders have been assembly labour minister Muriel Pénicaud on Tuesday.

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