The French government announced it would keep the retirement age at 62, but major unions in the country have called for massive mobilizations on 14, 15 and 16 January, to demand a complete rollback of the controversial pension reforms
The controversial reforms proposed by the Emmanuel Macron-led French government will introduce a grade point system for ascertaining pension amounts, besides raising the retirement age required to avail the pension benefits to 64
Demonstrations were held in around 250 places across the country against French president Emmanuel Macro’s pension reforms that seek to replace 42 systems with one scheme that will extend the working age
The new bill by the Emmanuel Macron government is a profound cost-cutting reform that would result in the loss of 120,000 jobs over the next three years.
In the city of Metz, thousands of yellow vests and environmentalists joined forces to protest at the venue of the meeting of environment ministers of the G7 countries
This was the seventh march taken out by the retirees since the election of Emmanuel Macron as the president of France.