French intercity rail traffic is being slowed by a strike with one out three trains running, while the Paris metro is functioning properly, Agence France-Presse reported.

Commuter trains to and from Charles-de-Gaulle airport will be more disrupted, with one out of four running, and half the trains running to Orly airport, south of Paris, AFP said Wednesday.

Hospitals and state radio are also disrupted today as unions called for a one-day strike to fight a government-backed reform on labor laws. Labor unions and their youth branches are planning demonstrations in Paris and other cities.

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