pension reforms
Fete de l’Humanite recharges the French left in the fight against Macron and the extreme right

The 88th edition of the Fête de l’Humanité recorded the participation of around 430,000 people from September 15 to 17

Persecution of trade unionists France French working class rallies in solidarity with trade unionist facing prosecution

Sébastien Menesplier, leader of a union affiliated to the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), was summoned by the police recently. The CGT claims that over 400 of its activists are being prosecuted in various courts for protesting the controversial pension reforms forced through by the Emmanuel Macron government

9-06 French Update French left calls for no-confidence vote as Macronists obstruct bill to repeal pension reforms

Emmanuel Macron’s government in France has abused the emergency provisions in the constitution to pass and defend its anti-worker pension reforms. It has also used the security forces to crack down on workers protesting against the rise in retirement age

7-06 French Protests Protests surge in France against abuse of constitutional provisions to defend pension reforms

The French working class is protesting attempts by the government of President Emmanuel Macron to invoke constitutional provisions to block a bill mooted by opposition groups to repeal the pension reforms

French Constitutional Council denies second request for a referendum on controversial pension reforms

Protests continue across France demanding the scrapping of the pension reforms law forcefully enacted by the Emmanuel Macron-led government. The reform increases the retirement age in the county from 62 to 64

7-04 French Protests Protests against pension reform rage across France

Talks between the government and trade unionists on Wednesday failed after the government refused to roll back the controversial reforms that will increase the retirement age in France

29-03 French Protests Pension reform or Revolution! Crisis for the French Fifth Republic?

The controversial pension reforms, which will increase the retirement age in the country from 62 to 64, are detested by the French working class and have led to widespread protests

7-03 French Protests Protesting pension reforms, French working class shuts down the country

The controversial pension reform bill calling for an increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64 is currently being discussed in the French Senate but was passed over to the Senate before it could be voted on because of disagreements about raising the retirement age

French Protests Not an inch back: French workers fight back against Macron’s neo-liberal pension reform

On February 17, France’s controversial pension reform bill will likely undergo crucial debates and voting in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament

‘For the French working class, this pension reform is a gift to capitalism’

To understand more about the movement against pension reform in France, we spoke to Ramon Vila, the secretary of the trade union SUD Santé-Sociaux.

Interview - French Protests ‘Emmanuel Macron wants to shift the burden of the crisis on the working class’

A conversation with Vladimir Nieddu of the People’s Health Movement (PHM) France and the International Commission of La Fédération SUD Santé Sociaux on mobilization against pension reforms in France’s health sector

The people of France continue to denounce pension reform

Around 2 million people took part in mobilizations held in over 250 locations across France on February 7 even as the parliament was debating the deeply unpopular pension reform