French truckers plan blockades pending final talks


By Catherine Bremer PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Truck drivers across France prepared to set up crippling road blockades as union leaders said they doubted last-ditch talks with haulage bosses on Saturday would resolve a dispute over pay and conditions. Trade unions rejected offers of pay increases averaging 12 percent over three years at crisis talks on Friday aimed at averting nationwide blockades of the kind that deadlocked freight and supplies in the 1990s, and called on truckers to ...

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