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France embroiled in riots

Date: June 5, 2023 Time: 15:47:46

The French are in no rush to agree on the Macron government’s pension reform.

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France’s eight largest unions have called the challenge over the French government’s intention to raise the retirement age by two years, from 62 to 64.

“These will be the biggest protests,” promised Philippe Martin, leader of the CGT union.

It is known that the workers of the oil refineries of the TotalEnergie company have already joined the strike in almost full force, public transport has been limited, flights have been cancelled, electricity production has been reduced and Many schools closed.

The riots in Paris may repeat themselves in the coming days.

Photo: REUTERS

The unions estimate that hundreds of thousands of people across France will take part in the actions, including many who would not normally take to the streets, even in connection with heavy social unrest.

According to the calculations of the current French government, the existing pension system in the country causes an increase in the deficit of funds and by 2030 it may reach a “hole” of 20,000 million euros. It is precisely this bias that is intended to be corrected with the increase in the retirement age, as well as with the requirements regarding the minimum period of contribution of workers to the pension fund.

In the unions, such innovations were called unnecessarily harsh.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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