PV International Desk : Widespread travel disruption is expected to continue in France for a second day on Friday as the largest nationwide strike in years continues.

Workers from a wide range of sectors are protesting against pension reforms.

More than 800,000 people took to the streets on Thursday, with violent clashes reported in a number of cities.

Widespread rail cancellations and disruption to flights are expected on Friday with only a fraction of the capital’s transport system working.

Paris’s bus and metro operator have said their walkout will last until Monday at least.

Other unions are expected to decide on Friday about their further strike plans, Reuters reports.

Many French workers are angry about President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to introduce a universal points-based pension scheme.

It would replace France’s current system which has 42 different pension schemes across its private and public sectors with variations in retirement age and benefits.