French pension strikes: ‘Which way to the exit?’

IN THE PAPERS – Friday, January 10, 2020: The French press debates how to end the longest strike in the country’s modern history. From L’Humanité’s plea for the government to listen to protesters to coverage of a “cocktail of proposals” in Les Echos, we look at the latest on the strike. We also take stock of … Read more French pension strikes: ‘Which way to the exit?’

‘We won’t give up’: French protesters defiant on day 36 of pension strikes

Hundreds of defiant protesters took to the streets of Paris on Thursday for a fourth day of nationwide demonstrations against the French government’s controversial pension reform plans. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more ‘We won’t give up’: French protesters defiant on day 36 of pension strikes

Anger, frustration and distrust as French strikes enter their 36th day

“There’s a lot of fear over what Macron and the French government are planning to do to state pensions.” As nationwide strikes in France enter their 36th day, protesters show no sign of backing down. France 24’s Catherine Norris-Trent reports. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Anger, frustration and distrust as French strikes enter their 36th day

Nine million American pensioners forced to work into old age

As strikes continue in France over pension reform, we focus on the situation in the United States. US pensions are based on a public pay-as-you-go system, which is managed at the federal level and is much less generous than in France. But only 26 percent of Americans have a complementary private pension plan. This means that many of them have … Read more Nine million American pensioners forced to work into old age

French strikes: Macron government prepares for week of crucial talks with unions

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to launch a crucial week of negotiations with labor unions amid nationwide protests and transport strikes against the government’s plans to overhaul the pension system. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more French strikes: Macron government prepares for week of crucial talks with unions