France pension reform: Trade unions planning new strike over contested changes

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Over 1.1 million people took to the streets on Thursday to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s move to extend the retirement age to 64 from 62, according to interior ministry figures, an unexpectedly high turnout. Unions said more than two million people participated in the protest marches, which went off peacefully except for some clashes between violent protesters and police in central Paris.

  • Deficit
  • Emmanuel Macron
  • Europe
  • FRANCE 24
  • France
  • French politics
  • Paris
  • Reform
  • Retirement
  • business
  • pension reform
  • strike
  • taxes
  • unions
  • work
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