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Macron pension reform: France
paralysed by biggest strike in years

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 12/6/2019 4:22:24 AM

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. More than 800,000 workers from a wide range of professions demonstrated against the changes. Some cities saw clashes between protesters and police. President Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a universal points-based pension system.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 12/6/2019 5:56:43 AM (No. 254121)
A 4-day work week isn't good enough? Hey, go for 3, what do you have to lose?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JackBurton 12/6/2019 9:18:27 AM (No. 254327)
Who's laughing at whom now?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IAmButASimpleCaveman 12/6/2019 9:53:27 AM (No. 254394)
why don't they examine the financial pension financial performance and adjust their policies in response to where their initial planning assumptions didn't pan out. ha ha ha.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandbar 12/6/2019 11:59:26 AM (No. 254565)
A day of reckoning on pensions is coming here in the U.S. also. States and cities (mostly blue) have promised the public service unions pensions they can not possibly deliver w/o massive taxes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 12/6/2019 12:30:40 PM (No. 254602)
Trying to make pensions possible economically is difficult and unpopular. Provide for your own retirement. DO NOT trust anyone else to take care of you. Save and invest on your own, with professional guidance.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 12/6/2019 3:14:18 PM (No. 254773)
The French, addicted to Socialist goodies, are facing cold turkey withdrawal as the bill is coming due and the money has run out. We shouldn't gloat though. The same could happen here with Social Security.
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