#AceNewsReport – Dec.05: Transport networks in Paris and beyond ground to a near halt as unions dug in for a protest that threatens to paralyse France for days and poses the severest challenge to Macron’s reform agenda since the “yellow vest” protests erupted: Riot police in Nantes, western France, fired tear gas at masked protesters who hurled projectiles at them.
In Lyon and Marseille, thousands more protesters carried banners that read: “Macron get lost” and “Don’t touch our pensions”. “What we’ve got to do is shut the economy down,” Christian Grolier, a senior official from the hard-left Force Ouvriere union, told Reuters. “People are spoiling for a fight.” ……………..Commuters in Paris dusted off bicycles, turned to carpooling apps or worked from home to avoid the crush on the limited train and metro services that operated in the morning rush hour.
Airport workers, truck drivers and police are joining the strike at a time of widespread discontent toward Macron’s drive to make France’s economy more competitive and cut public spending: French law requires minimum public services are maintained during a strike.
In this case, unions representing millions of staff are unhappy about a plan to overhaul the country’s pension system, which they say will force people to work longer or face reduced payouts when they retire: One opinion poll put public support for the latest strike action at 69%, with backing strongest among 18-34 year-olds.
So why is Mr Macron looking to implement such unpopular new measures – and just how controversial are they?
#AceNewsDesk reports…….Published: Dec.05: 2019: What’s Macron up to? Well, France currently has a complex system of 42 different pension schemes for its private and public sectors, with variations in retirement age and benefits. Mr Macron wants to create a unified system. Pension benefits are largely calculated using an employee’s 25 highest-paid years of work in the private sector, while: Read Full Report Here: Ace Daily News, [Dec 5, 2019 at 13:06 via Ace Worldwide News Group https://ift.tt/2PfikVF OR Telegram: https://t.me/acenewsdaily/206439
#AceNewsDesk reports…………..Published: Dec.05: 2019:
Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News here: https://t.me/SterlingPublishingPanel and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts as a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews