Macron’s Government moves ahead with plans to remove special pension perks despite mass protests

  11 December 2019    Read: 1001
Macron’s Government moves ahead with plans to remove special pension perks despite mass protests

A planned overhaul of France's pension system – one of Emmanuel Macron's key campaign promises – last week caused the biggest strikes in the country in more than two decades.

Defying pressure from union, the French government is moving ahead with its widely-criticised pension reform.

Unveiling the details of the reform on Wednesday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that it would remove the special pension regimes.


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