French unions are preparing for a general strike that is expected to be well attended and bring the country to a standstill on Thursday. On Tuesday hundreds of people toured the center of Marseille to show their rejection of the reform of the pension system promoted by the Government.
A reform that delays the retirement age from 62 to 64 years, also eliminates most of the current special regimes. The French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, assured before the National Assembly that there is no alternative but to carry it out:“The number of workers compared to the number of pensioners is decreasing. In 2005, there were two workers for every pensioner. Today there are 1.7 and tomorrow 1.5. Therefore, we must restore the balance of our pension system.”
The left frontally opposes the government initiative, seeks the support of the right and recalls that it was on the electoral program with which Emmanuel Macron was elected and re-elected president.
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