Monaco Grand Prix facing disruption threat with power cut protest plans
Baku, April 24, AZERTAC
Protests against pension reform in France could result in a power blackout at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, according to French media, planetf1.com reports.
Widespread unhappiness with Emmanuel Macron’s rise in the minimum pension age from 62 to 64 has resulted in recent protests, after talks between trade unions and the prime minister failed to help matters.
With the government pushing through pensions changes without a parliamentary vote, strikes affecting transport, schools, and refineries have already taken place, with Sophie Binet, the leader of the CGT trade union, calling for further action from the French public.
“We have to continue mobilising until the end, until the government understands there is no way out other than withdrawing this reform,” she said.
“We can’t move on to anything else until this reform is repealed.”
This weekend, the CGT Energy unions announced a planned ‘100 days of action and anger’, in particular targeting high-profile events like the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix – both of which are scheduled during May.
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