Pension strike snarls France as unions vow to press protest

FUEL deliveries and public transport were severely disrupted in France today as unions kicked off a fresh day of protest against a pensions reform that would push back the retirement age for millions.

Unions have vowed to bring the country to a standstill with strikes over the proposed changes, which include raising the minimum retirement age to 64 from 62 and increasing the number of years people have to make contributions for a full pension.