On 23 December 2019, trade unions in France entered their 19th consecutive day of strikes against a proposed pension reform. Transportation disruptions are ongoing across the country and are expected to continue through 26 December. National rail operator Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) warned that only 41% of long-distance TGV trains and Intercité services would run on 23-24 December and that only 41% of total rail services would run on 25-26 December. Public transportation in Paris remains very limited, with most services on the Paris Metro and the Réseau Express Régional (RER) only available during rush hour.

Additionally, several unions announced plans for a large day of protests and walkouts of 9 January 2020, unless union leaders and government negotiators can successfully resolve the pension-related disputes.