French workers strike against Sarkozy pension reform

French workers took to the street Tuesday to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age, the centrepiece of his reform agenda as he prepares to seek re-election. Unions called the showdown over Sarkozy's pensions reform bill, a key piece of legislation which the right-wing president insists is an "absolute priority" and which was to be presented to parliament later in the day. Duration: 00:49.