Paris (HRNW) Tens of thousands of people hoping to spend Christmas with their families in France face travel misery as crippling transport strikes enter their 20th day. Industrial action against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms has hit France’s train services hard. Many of those who purchased rail tickets will struggle on Christmas Eve. According to BBC news Mr Macron’s earlier call for a truce over Christmas was rejected by unions, whose leaders are due to hold more talks with the government on 7 January. On Tuesday, France’s national rail operator SNCF said that up to 40% of high-speed trains had been cancelled, along with up to 20% of regional rail services, which have improved in recent days as more staff have returned to work.