Thousands of workers are protesting for a sixth day, with French trade unions blocking ports, aiming to make President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension overhaul.


Namely, the CGT union set its sights on French ports. In fact, ferry services to Britain suffered delays, while at least 20 bulk carriers waiting to export cereals were kept at anchor outside France's major ports, data from financial data provider Refinitiv showed.

What is more, ships planned to export 536,000 tons of cereals, mostly wheat, were held up outside the ports, data showed.

Nevertheless, the more moderate CFDT union, which is France's largest, did not participate in the rally, as it welcomed a move by French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, to temporarily withdraw a measure, that would have made people work until 64 to qualify for a full pension.