Unions such as the CGT, Workers Force and CFTC are raising the issue of the shortage of personal protective equipment and other basic necessities, as well as the reduction in the number of beds in some hospitals
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
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 pension benefits to 64
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
They demanded employment, wage hikes, better public services and a fair pension plan.
With the new pension reforms, the French president Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a centralized points-based pension system, integrating into one, the current 42 different pension systems for various professions in the country.
Trade unions claim that the French government’s “Project Hercules” will endanger job security and strip them of their status as electric gas industry workers, which ensures the protection of their social benefits and provides collective guarantees from the employers
This was the seventh march taken out by the retirees since the election of Emmanuel Macron as the president of France.