Huge mobilisations, against Macron’s proposed raising of the retirement age, are taking place across France. Millions of people have taken to the streets and are continuing to do do. It is an inspiring struggle to follow closely, support, and emulate.
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By Stephen MacAvoy
Today (30 June), hundreds of thousands of teachers, lecturers, government office workers, job centre staff, air traffic controllers and many other public sector workers are striking against the Tory government’s attacks on their living standards with cuts to pay and pensions.
by Marie Dupont
Six months ago it would have been impossible to imagine such a huge mobilisation in France against the raising of the legal retirement age from 60 to 62. When the National Committee for the Demands of Retired Workers decided to launch a campaign against the new law it had to confront a big media offensive launched by the government explaining that because the population is living older, it is no longer possible to pay for their pensions.