Pension Strike Begins in France: Life in the Country Will Stop
In France, President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform program is facing heavy opposition from the unions in the country. Intercity and suburban train services and flights are expected to be canceled and disrupted due to strikes. Macron plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
The latest bill from French President Emmanuel Macron is about to stir the country.
A new bill expected to pass parliament will raise the official age at which people can stop working from 62 to 64.
Large demonstrations with tens of thousands of people are expected in Paris and other cities.
Many schools and other public services will be closed. One out of every five flights was canceled at Orly Airport in Paris.
ONLY 2 LINES WILL WORK NORMAL
Only two driverless lines will operate normally in the Paris metro.
Starting in 2027, people will need to work 43 years instead of 42 to qualify for full retirement, according to proposals announced by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne earlier this month.
French President Emmanuel Macron will have to rely on the support of some 60 MPs from his conservative Republican party, as his party does not have a majority in the House.