Two French unions announced a tentative pay rise agreement with oil giant TotalEnergies early Friday following emergency negotiations to end a three-week strike that has emptied the country’s petrol stations and sparked a wider backlash to the rising cost of living. The hard-left CGT union, which initiated the industrial action, walked out of the meeting, however, and vowed to continue striking. FRANCE 24’s Luke Shrago reports from Port-Jérôme-sur-Seine in northern France.
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