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French Strike Turns Up Heat on Macron Over Corporate Profits

  • Eight organizations plan walkouts Tuesday to demand wage hikes
  • Refinery strikes still causing fuel shortages in some regions
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French rail, energy and other key workers were striking on Tuesday to demand a bigger share of corporate profits through higher wages, raising pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to take further steps to ease the pain of surging inflation.

Thousands of people joined demonstrations in cities across France, leading to some disruption on regional trains, with around half circulating. International traffic was mostly unaffected, though four Eurostar services between Paris and London were canceled.