Strike paralyses France as union

The 2019 French pension reform plan strike began on 5 December. Tens of thousands of protesters hit streets across France over a pensions overhaul that has sparked a crippling transport strike, though government officials insist they will not give in to union demands they drop the plan. President Emmanuel Macron is facing his biggest test since the Gilet Jaune or Yellow Vest movement as railway, transportation workers, teachers, students, hospital employees, firemen, garbage collectors, truck drivers, and airline workers join the strike called in protest to changes to Frances pension system.