French truckers union urges members to join strikes

PARIS, Oct 15 (BestGrowthStock) – France’s main trucking union
called on its members to join nationwide strikes to protest
against a pension overhaul, ramping up the risk that President
Nicolas Sarkozy’s flagship reform will be derailed.

An official at the CFDT union told Reuters the strike call
had been approved at a meeting late on Thursday. The action
could start immediately, he said.

Protests by truck drivers, who can block off major roads and
access to key sites such as food warehouses, have crippled
France’s infrastructure in the past and forced governments to
cave in on unpopular measures.

“We need those people who are able to make the government
understand we won’t accept any old thing to come out and do
something,” Maxime Dumont, secretary general of the CFDT’s
trucking branch, told France Info radio.
(Reporting by Thierry Leveque; Editing by Louise Ireland)

French truckers union urges members to join strikes