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France LPPR “The neoliberal LPPR is detrimental to public projects including health and education”

Virginie Dutoya & Vanessa Caru from the committee for the mobilization of universities and research centers speak about the proposed French multi-annual research programming law and the dire impact it will have on education in the country

France pension reforms French unions set to intensify struggle as Macron bypasses parliament on pension reforms

On March 3, the French government invoked article 49.3 of the constitution to bypass parliament and approve the pension reforms proposed by Macron. Workers’ unions have been protesting for months against the reform that will affect their benefits

French pension protests Rebellion against pension reforms in France continues in the new year

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 pension benefits to 64

Pensioners demand dignity in Spain

Thousands of pensioners from all over Spain took to the streets of Madrid on October 16 and marched from the Puerta del Sol to the Congress of Deputies demanding an increase in pensions and for a dignified life.

Police attack protest by French firefighters Police attack protest by French firefighters

The firefighters were demanding the abolition of pension reform and a risk bonus, in addition to a recruitment drive. Less than one sixth of firefighters in France are permanent employees

“Funds for votes”: Brazil’s lower house passes pension overhaul in first-round vote

Federal representatives deliberate on controversial bill amid protests and political instability

Dutch trade union protests Transport strike by Dutch trade unions brings country to a standstill

The unions, including the FNV, the CNV and the VCP, demanded that the government freeze its plan to increase the current retirement age of 65 to 67 by 2021

Protest in defense of education in Brazil All Brazilian states hold demonstrations in defense of education, against Bolsonaro

More than one million people took part in protests against education budget cuts and the pension reform

Belgium workers strike Belgian workers hit the streets, demanding rise in minimum wages

The mobilization was called by the General Federation of Belgian Labor (ABVV/FGTB) as part of the national day of action for more purchasing power and against inequality.

Danish workers demand fair pension reform with concrete proposal on retirement age

The current retirement age of 65 years will be increased to 67 by 2022, and it is sought to be increased by a maximum of one year every five years 2030 onward, depending on increases in average lifespan.

The first 100 days of Bolsonaro’s misgovernment in Brazil

Crises, scandals, and plunging approval ratings marked the first three months of the far-right retired captain in office

Russian protests Thousands protest in Russia in defense of workers’ rights

The rallies have been organized in the wake of simmering discontent in the country against Vladimir Putin’s anti-dissent legislations and controversial pension reforms.

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