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Hollande says transport strikes must not disrupt Euro 2016

French president's statement raises pressure on militant CGT union to call off ongoing action

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A man wearing a mask of Mr Hollande is seen among the striking employees of French state-owned rail operator SNCF installing rails in front of the MEDEF's (French employers' association) branch in Lyon on June 1 during a strike to protest against government labour reforms.

Paris

PRESIDENT Francois Hollande said on Sunday it would be incomprehensible if transport strikes were to disrupt the Euro 2016 football tournament that opens in France on Friday, raising pressure on the militant CGT union to call off the action.

Mr Hollande spoke in a radio

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