The streets of France test the resistance of Emanuel Macron. The country lives this Thursday an intense day of protests for one of the president’s star measures. Macron intends to increase the retirement age from 62 to 65, although the prime minister has finally set the limit at 64.
The unions are participating in a united front for the first time in a long time, explains Jean Luc Mélenchon, leader of La France Insoumisa: “We must recognize the exceptional nature of union unity that gives us considerable strength. (…) There is no cracks between us.It’s one of the first times it’s happened in 15 or 20 years.
In total there are planned around two hundred concentrations. Public services such as radio are suffering unemployment. In the education sector, unions estimate a follow-up of around 70%. In a few days the project will be presented to the Council of Ministers. The Government is trying to defend it before the citizens.
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