French strike may impact Logistics this week

A powerful cross-sector strike is due to take place throughout France on Thursday 19th January, which aims to scupper President Macron’s pensions reforms and is likely to cause major disruption later this week.

The country’s unions have united for the first time in years to oppose the government’s plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, and effectively create a national strike.

Unions are counting on French people, who seem to be overwhelmingly against Macron’s reform, to mobilise and join street protests throughout the nation. The social movement is due to be launched in the heart of cities and at certain strategic places, such as ports, airports and industrial locations.

Naturally, we may see some disruption to road and air freight services travelling to, from or via France later this week. Where possible, Simarco will look to use the most viable routes during this period and will manage the situation as it unfolds.

If you have concerns about urgent shipments, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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