Angry protests have been held in Paris and 267 other towns around France against President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the standard retirement age from 62 to 64, reports John Mullen.
Millions of workers and youth in France mobilised on January 19 against the government's latest attack on pensions. John Mullen explains the background.
For the first time in 23 years, 2.5 million pensioners will not receive their half yearly adjusted pension rise, writes George Zangalis.
The cracks in Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron's neoliberal government are beginning to show and the strikes are continuing to broaden, writes John Mullen.
On January 14–17, fresh strikes and demonstrations took place across France.
According to media reports, several French ports were blocked by a 72-hour strike by members of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), as part of the ongoing mass transportation strikes over Prime Minister Emanuel Macron’s attacks on the pension system.
The CGT called a 72-hour walk-out starting from January 14 and for pickets on January 17, in what the union has called “opération ports morts” (operation dead ports).