France Unions Say 'Non' to Higher Pension Age

9 March 2023 01:39

Demonstrators were marching across France on Tuesday, in a new round of protests and strikes against the government's plan to raise the retirement age to 64 in what unions hope to be their biggest show of force against the proposal.

Garbage collectors, utility workers, train drivers and others have walked off the job on Tuesday across the country to show their anger at the reform.
More than 250 protests were expected in Paris and around the country against President Emmanuel Macron’s showcase legislation.
The Bill is under debate in the French senate this week.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Paris, Marseille and other cities.
Unions threatened to freeze up the french economy with work stoppages across multiple sectors, most visibly an open-ended strike at the SNCF National Rail Authority.