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Rungis food market covers 234 hectares and generates revenues of US$10 billion a year.
France’s General Confederation of Labour (CGT) Tuesday announced that the French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform cut power to Rungis, the world's largest wholesale fresh food market located near Paris.
"Dinan: the hospital's radiology department is on strike in Ouest, France."
Although the country is facing a wave of street strikes and protests, which has not stopped since the beginning of December, the French president does not back down in his pension system reform project, which distributes the burden of change unequally between employers and workers.
In turn, the reform of the pension system, which would be the biggest change to the system since World War II, is appreciated by the French government as the opportunity to introduce rules that generate greater "flexibility" of the labor force, which implies a deterioration of working conditions.
Besides opposing these claims, left-wing unions continue to denounce that workers will have to work longer to obtain a full pension.