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Mass march in Paris to defend pensions

Issue No. 2371

Some 370,000 people marched in Paris on Tuesday of last week on a day of strikes against plans to make workers pay billions more for their pensions.

The Labour-type Socialist Party government wants to increase the time someone must work to get a full state pension from 40.5 to 43 years. Its proposals will be debated in parliament next month. 

Latest polls show that a majority of people support the strikes. But the CFDT union has committed to talks with the government instead of calling for industrial action.


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Tue 17 Sep 2013, 16:06 BST
Issue No. 2371
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