Additional workers join in strikes against French labor reforms

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

More French workers are joining in strikes against President Nicolas Sarkozy's controversial reform proposals.

Transportation workers have been off the job for a week, shutting down trains and delaying flights.

Now, many schools are closed as 40 percent of the nation's teachers are striking.

Sarkozy says the walkout must stop before it brings "the economy to its knees."

The conservative president wants pension reforms and a slimmed-down civil service.

Talks with the transportation unions are set for tomorrow.


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