The President of France Emmanuel Macron has addressed to citizens with the request to suspend protests for the Christmas period. He explained that this would avoid disruptions to train services.
“There are times when a truce is needed… out of respect for families and family life,” the French leader was quoted as saying.
Macron noted that the French Constitution does not prohibit striking and expressing their civil position, but it is better not to hold protests during the Christmas holidays. According to the politician, the truce does not mean that the unions have retreated from their principles.
The refusal to strike during Christmas will show respect for those French people who live far from their families and want to “reunite with them during this festive period.”