French fuel depot blocked, pension strikes continue

STORY: At the TotalEnergies' Haulchin petrol depot in northern France a few hundred unionists joined a picket line and burned tires, stopping a number of trucks from entering or leaving, before police came and cleared the blockade.

TotalEnergies' refineries and depots remained blocked, with 41% of the operators on the morning shift joining the strike, a company spokesperson said.

The Senate voted on Saturday to adopt Macron's pension reform plan, which among other measures raises the retirement age by two years to 64.

An additional day of nationwide strikes is planned for Wednesday, when a joint committee of lawmakers is expected to review the reform before a final vote likely to take place on Thursday.