PARIS (AP) _ Labor strikes that have crippled France's mass
transit system may be coming to an end. Early results of voting by
transit workers show overwhelming support for returning to work
following a nine-day walkout.
The strike has shut down many of the country's buses and
Workers walked off the job to protest French President Nicolas
Sarkozy's (sahr-koh-ZEEZ') proposed retirement-benefit reforms.
Under the proposal, all workers would have to work for 40 years to
qualify for full pensions, up from 37 and a-half years now.
Sarkozy has said he won't back down on the reforms, and polls
show most French disapprove of the walkouts.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.