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France paralysed by strikes

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"A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France.

"Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.

"School and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers, and hospital and airport staff for a general walkout that could include millions of people.

"France's largest nationwide strike in years was agreed by unions unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron's plans for a universal points-based pension system.

""What we've got to do is shut the economy down," said union official Christian Grolier of the Force Ouvrière (Workers' Force). "People are spoiling for a fight.""

Full monty at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50643323

Live at CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/france-strikes-intl/index.html

At Fox Business: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/strike-brings-france-to-a-standstill-as-eiffel-tower-trains-shut-down?

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Just now, Eldorado said:

"A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France.

"Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.

"School and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers, and hospital and airport staff for a general walkout that could include millions of people.

"France's largest nationwide strike in years was agreed by unions unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron's plans for a universal points-based pension system.

""What we've got to do is shut the economy down," said union official Christian Grolier of the Force Ouvrière (Workers' Force). "People are spoiling for a fight.""

Full monty at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50643323

Live at CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/france-strikes-intl/index.html

The French people have to be realistic.

They want to retire with state pensions and the money for them needs to come from somewhere. With the post-war baby boom then this means that France either needs to increase the age of retirement, get the French people having more babies, or open the doors to immigration.

What the real problem with the Macron is (and many others), is that they dont communicate this effectively to the people. They need to explain the situation properly and let their people choose how they want to proceed. The best option for France would be having more babies.

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Black and white contract as good as a covenant with God... 

Guess it's now a waste of a piece of paper... 

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