Protesters and French CGT labour union workers in Paris take part in a nationwide day of strike and rallies to push for government measures to address inflation, workers’ rights and pension reforms in September 2022. Photo: Reuters
Protesters and French CGT labour union workers in Paris take part in a nationwide day of strike and rallies to push for government measures to address inflation, workers’ rights and pension reforms in September 2022. Photo: Reuters
France

Strikes called as Macron pushes to raise France retirement age to 64

  • Plans to reform the country’s pension system have set the stage for a new wave of protests and a showdown with unions
  • Major disruption is expected in the coming weeks, with opinion polls showing that around two-thirds of French people oppose raising the retirement age

Protesters and French CGT labour union workers in Paris take part in a nationwide day of strike and rallies to push for government measures to address inflation, workers’ rights and pension reforms in September 2022. Photo: Reuters
Protesters and French CGT labour union workers in Paris take part in a nationwide day of strike and rallies to push for government measures to address inflation, workers’ rights and pension reforms in September 2022. Photo: Reuters
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