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France is another strike the day before

The strike in the public service in France against the pension reform plans of the government is also expected to place on Friday, large parts of public life to a standstill. The unions stated that they wanted to do for a long time, until President Emmanuel Macron takes its planned pension reform.

The railway workers voted to extend their strike until Friday. The trade unions of the Paris Bus and metro operator RATP wanted to even put up mounting your work. Other unions wanted to decide on Friday how long you set the strike continued.

The French civil aviation authority Direction Générale de l'aviation Civile (DGAC), called on the Airlines to reduce their flights on Friday to a fifth. Affected are the capital international airports Charles de Gaulle and Orly, outside of Paris, Beauvais airport as well as Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

The pension reform, the flagship project of France's head of state, Emmanuel Macron. His largest opponent, the right populist Marine Le Pen, was already demanding a Referendum on this controversial Reform. On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of people across the country had gone on the road. A number of teachers joined the walkout. Also in Parts of the public service, in hospitals, and Justice the work was laid low. At a Demonstration in Paris, it came to riots on the edge.

Also in Lyon and Marseille, many people took to the streets. According to police reports, the country participated in around 800'000 people in the protests, with 65'000 in Paris. The unions of a higher number of participants.

Macron wants to simplify France's outdated pension system, which includes more than 40 different pension forms. In the age of retirement and pension benefits vary. So, for example, railway workers may go much earlier in retirement than other Workers.

Macron keeps the System is unfair and too expensive. He calls for a unified, pension points based System to apply for all French people equally. According to OECD data, France is approximately 14 percent of economic output in the pension system, in Germany it is ten percent. (chk/reuters)

Created: 06.12.2019, 05:08 PM

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