France paralysed by biggest strike in years - BBC News

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France paralysed by biggest strike in years - BBC News 5

France's largest nationwide strike in years has severely disrupted schools and transport.

Workers are angry about planned pension reforms that would see them retiring later or facing reduced payouts.

Teachers and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers, hospital and airport staff, and other professions for a general walkout.

President Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a universal points-based pension system.

That would replace France's current system, which has 42 different pension schemes across its private and public sectors, with variations in retirement age and benefits.

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Macron only wants to look nice on world camera yet his home is on fire.

Author — DriM Big


Macron has achieved the unachievable by uniting the Right and the Left.

Author — john barker


There is a complete media blackout on France here in the US. The Ruling Class is nervous.

Author — Bv Kronenberg


French be like: hating government is part of my religion, ,

Author — Wafi 31


France: riots and strikes. Britain: Moaning and complaining at the bus stop.

Author — Emma Sayers


Got to admire the French people, the minute they are pissed its long live le revolution

Author — Dark Brotherhood


No one:
France every 5 seconds: "The revolution has begun"

Author — Sanius Manius


I guess the people are being Franc towards their government now

Author — Steamed


The brits should stand up for themselves like this

Author — Lord Shaxx, Crucible Handler


Every day I respect the people of France more

Author — Enuma Elise


America does something bad
Americans: Booo! Everyone protest and hate each other’s political ideas!
France does something bad
French: Screw it, let’s start another revolution

Author — Cris Vopado


Macron spends his time telling the world leaders how to run their countries whilst he has led his own country into absolute chaos.

Author — Bruce Maclennan


All the governments of the world have gone too far, people have just had enough!

Author — God help us 2711


Good on the French working class for having the courage and strength to stand in the face of neoliberalism. Strength and solidarity to them!

Author — JimaginaryDialectic


As a Swiss, I always make jokes about the way French people are never happy with anything and always on strike. But I just gotta respect the way they're always
willing to change stuff that's wrong, and always proactive.

Author — Thrown Sword Pommel


Macron needs to go. Its been a constant protest in France for 4 years

Author — Jarid Gaming


The ”Elite” better wake up to their own uselessness and soon their own demise

Author — IHATE M


All while Macron is eating cake and cracking jokes!

Author — Bob Fish


At this point, a strike in France isn’t “news”.

Author — Mart kenyon


Damn how I admire French people and their active role when it comes to shady politicians and back stabbing political moves.
Frenchies REFUSE to be sheep!!

Author — kolobara08