French trade unions reject to conclude the christmas peace in pensionsstrid

If the Macrons planned reform of the pension withdrawn, there will be no peace, warns the trade unions. It was not successful French trade unions on Tuesday t

French trade unions reject to conclude the christmas peace in pensionsstrid

If the Macrons planned reform of the pension withdrawn, there will be no peace, warns the trade unions.

It was not successful French trade unions on Tuesday to achieve the increased support they had hoped for, against president Emmanuel Macrons planned pension reform.

And the trade unions refuse to set the protests in the course of christmas.

On the 13. day in a row with the strikes, France's transport networks in the knee on Tuesday, which is also where several schools were closed.

But there was still not the support that trade union leaders had hoped, even as the private sector employees joined the nationwide protests.

In a joint statement saying the trade unions, on the extreme left, that Tuesday's protests across France reflects a "massive rejection" of the Macrons planned pension reform. The calls for reform being dropped.

- If not it will be withdrawn, there will be no ceasefire, " said the unions.

The more moderate trade union CFDT, France's largest by number of members and has great influence in the private sector, joined for the first time, the protests on Tuesday.

According to the French ministry of the interior participated about 615.000 people across the country in demonstrations against the Macrons pension reform.

It is fewer than the 806.000, who participated when the protests were at its peak the 5. december.

The powerful trade union CGT says that the talked 1.8 million protesters nationwide on Tuesday.

The French government wants a new pension system, there must be more uniform than the current one.

Until today there have been 42 special arrangements for everything from sailors to ballet dancers. They earn each to the pension in different ways.

the Retirement age should on paper continue to be 62 years. But there will be clear economic advantages to be two years longer in the labour market.

Efforts to raise the retirement age to 64 years, in practice, is the fault of unions, calling the reform "a gift to employers". They want it scrapped.

The new pension system should be sent to the vote at the end of February.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 06:00

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