Scores of protestors throughout industries in France entered their 13th day of protests Tuesday, as opposition to the government’s plan to raise the retirement age to 64 elevated.
French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned his administration is transferring forward with a plan to create a single univeral pension system, promising that it will likely be fairer and profit girls who’ve taken day without work from the workforce and likewise anybody who at the moment is receiving a low pension.
Unions couldn’t be placated by these guarantees, insisting that the already current system, which permits employees underneath particular pension regimes to retire as early as their 50s, is an instance to different international locations and would power employees to stay within the workforce for a number of extra years with decrease wages.
A number of European international locations have raised the retirement age or reduce pensions in recent times to maintain up with growing life expectancy and slowing financial development. Macron argues that France must do the identical.
The plan is only one of many on Macron’s agenda that has threatened the present…