2019 France protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2019 France protests

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French government, unions to meet over pension strike impasse

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Union leaders have vowed to continue their action into the new year as the government defends its plan to forge the country's 42 pension schemes into a single points-based system

PROTEST. People demonstrate at the Nation square in Paris on December 17, 2019, to protest against French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, as part of a national general strike. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

French commuters face 12th day of transport strike over pensions

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Unions plan a fresh day of mass demonstrations on December 17, and insist the government must abandon planned pension reforms that they say could force millions of people to work longer before retiring

12TH DAY. Commuters wait for a train in Chatelet subway station in Paris, on December 16, 2019, during a strike of Paris' public transports operator RATP and of the French state railway company SNCF employees over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Unions say Macron's proposal for a single-pension system would force millions of people in both the public and private sectors to work well beyond the official retirement age of 62

MACRON. France's President Emmanuel Macron talks to the media as he leaves Downing Street after attending talks with Britain's Prime Minister in central London on December 3, 2019, ahead of the NATO alliance summit. Photo by Christian Hartmann/Pool/AFP