France vows to get tough with trucker blockades


By Mark John PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The French government vowed on Friday not to stand for transport blockades as angry truckers threatened to paralyse haulage across the country, compounding the disruption already caused by farmers' roadblocks. Truckers' unions were holding last-ditch talks with haulage firms over a pay and working time dispute as oil companies, supermarkets and households began preparing for chaos if the truckers start blockading the road network this weekend. ...

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