No school, no trains, no Eiffel Tower: France on strike. France Looked Like Congo Today

Teachers, doctors, Eiffel Tower employees and workers across the French labor force walked off the job Tuesday to resist a higher retirement age and to preserve a welfare system they fear their business-friendly president wants to dismantle.
Lighting red flares and marching beneath a blanket of multi-colored union flags, thousands of angry workers snaked through French cities from Brittany on the Atlantic to the Pyrenees in the south to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of the French pension system.
Commuters and tourists faced a 13th straight day of traffic headaches as train drivers kept up their protest of changes to a system that allows them and other workers under special pension regimes to retire as early as their 50s.
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“Monument Closed" read a sign on the glass wall circling the base of the Eiffel Tower, which was shut for the second time since the strike, one of the most protracted French strikes in years, started Dec. 5.
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I thought most of these western countries were facing demographic issues and they are increasing retirement age as opposed to reducing it since there are too few workers entering the job market at the beginning of their careers.

For example I think japan has raised its retirement age since they are facing a demographic crisis

Most countries increase retirement age to avoid paying pensions and other retirement benefits.

True. These benefits are generally paid by new workers entering the workforce from college. So if you increase the retirement age, you hold off paying pensions.

Most western countries have a demographic issue since people are raising too few kids thus too few people entering the workforce to support the older populations pension payments. So in this case, countries increase retirement age to reduce the pension burden.

This is one of reasons Germany accepted alot of refugees within its borders… to try to have a new pool of workers.

So why is france attempting to lower retirement age…

If that rule was passed in Kenya old geezers would be ceRebrating in all county HQs

Read the article carefully

Whats your point magwanjira? Btw, are you Ugandan?

The earlier the retirement age, the longer the State has to pay pension for a person until he dies. Plus that person also contributed less to the pension plan because he retired earlier. So early retirement is a leach to any state. Retirement 50s is ridiculous. The minimum it should be is mid 60s. You are still at full strength at that age. No reason you should be sitting at home flipping channels.

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Read this:to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of the French pension system. The retirement age is being raised to mid 60s specifically 64 from 62

Wacha wakule ujeuri wao France screwed West Africa it’s time for the chickens to come home to roost

That and Government sponsored pension plans are unsustainable. Saw some story about a city, maybe in California that went bankrupt and along with it went the pension funds. Anytime u are giving the government money be prepared for the worst.

Yes, thats there but there is also this:

Commuters and tourists faced a 13th straight day of traffic headaches as train drivers kept up their protest of changes to a system that allows them and other workers under special pension regimes to retire as early as their 50s.

Yes. They are protesting changes to the system that allows them to retire early.

@patco njoo hapa uwatetee walami ukinipea summary

Like I have said here many times before , France is the birth place of democracy and revolution!

Even communism was born in France.

French raiya hawatakagi upus. Every year they remind their leaders who the boss of their land is.

It is the only country where everyone goes on holiday in August.

It is the only country where it is in the Constitution that lunch time ni 2 hours to enjoy French wine and go for shopping.

And the only country on earth where working for govt. pays more than private sector… of course Kenya is another exception but ours is payment through corruption.

French govt. workers enjoy all manner of perks and retirement benefits juu French raiya hawapendi upus. They killed their king centuries ago.

Na sisi tukitaka kuonda Tzars of Kenya mnasema good governance inatosha.

There’s a talker called @maizeroaster hio department yeye ndio alikuwa headie.

Pangu mimi sijakataa mkiamua kama hio ndio solution. :D:D

Mkiamua njia ni hii… mimi sina noma. But which system will you replace the current one with?

Kama saa hii ukiambiwa @KamauLM run for office and stop complaining all the time… you don’t want to!!

But instead, you want this very difficult road of maandamano and yet there is an easier route here you can use. And you know every revolution eats it’s leaders. The guys who guillotined the French King, many of them were also later guillotined. It became a national disaster of traitor vs traitor.

Afadhali @Tony254 who said when he becomes President…

But unfortunately his key policy is to annex the national park and build houses.

And what if the people can’t afford to live in those houses @Tony254 ?

China has dozens of empty cities. The poor can’t afford those houses! Ghost cities, stadiums, streets etc.

@Tony254 will you give your houses away for free to Kibera residents?

Yes, i could do so. Although America won’t like it because that is socialism. America will try to overturn my government because they want Kenya to remain as a capitalistic economy. Capitalism ina mashida mzito mzito. Capitalism only works in Europe and America coz they are already developed. For third world countries, they need socialism. Socialism ndio the only way to guarantee ati kila mtu atakula 3 square meals a day na atakuwa na nyumba ya kuishi yenye sio ya mabati. Lakini Socialism na dictatorship zinapelekana hapa kwa hapa. So either Kenya wachoose benevolent dictatorship ama waendelee kusuffer. I am a willing benevolent dictator with socialist leanings. Mimi nikiingia office kila mtu Kibera atakuwa anakula 3 square meals a day. Corrupt people watakuwa wananyongwa publicly hapo Uhuru park kila Friday na Saturday jioni.