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Macron pension reform: Paris paralysed by massive strike
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Macron pension reform: Paris paralysed by massive strike

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Paris, Sep 13: The French capital is seeing huge jams and massive crowds on the few metro lines running as transport workers strike against planned pension reform.
Ten of Paris's 16 lines were shut and service on the others was disrupted, BBC reported.
Many workers cycled, walked or stayed at home, while free rides were on offer on transport operator RATP's e-moped and Uber's e-bike and scooter networks.
The strike, the biggest since 2007, is the first big act against President Macron's plan for a universal pension.

It would replace dozens of different pension schemes for different professions.
Members of other professions including lawyers, airline staff and medical workers have called for more strikes starting on Monday. (UNI)