France: Protesters keep up fight against pension plan in new day of strikes

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“French train and metro drivers, refinery workers, garbage collectors and others were holding further strikes on Wednesday against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age to 64, in efforts to keep up pressure on the government amid the ongoing parliamentary debate. France saw new protest actions focused on women – and the retirement reform’s impact on working mothers – to coincide with International Women’s Day. Feminist activists see the pension reform as unfair to women, especially because they say it would further deepen gender inequalities faced during their career. Overall, around 1.28 million people took to the streets of France in this sixth day of strike action.” (03/08/23)