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French Government Backing Down on Efforts to Raise Retirement Age

HeadlineJan 13, 2020

In France, the government is backing down on its effort to raise the retirement age, as transportation workers and other unions continue a massive strike now entering its sixth week. On Saturday, the French government caved to some of the protesters’ demands and said it would temporarily scrap the proposal to raise the full-benefits retirement age, the most controversial part of French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension overhaul. Despite the concession, some unionized workers remain on strike today across France.

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