Strikes hit footfall in Paris region shopping malls - CNCC

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Footfall in the Paris region’s shopping malls fell by 12% over the past week year-on-year due to transport strikes against the French government’s pension reform, the CNCC shopping mall federation said on Thursday.

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The French government has already agreed to grant retailers additional Sunday opening authorisations during the winter sales season that starts on Jan. 8 to help make up for some of the lost revenue, the statement said.

French retailers and hoteliers have warned that their crucial Christmas season could be derailed if a strike - which was causing travel chaos for the eighth day on Thursday - drags on for much longer.

France’s CGT union said on Thursday there would be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backed down on pensi

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