World No sight of French deal on pensions as unions hold out

16:03  10 january  2020
16:03  10 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The French government and unions appeared still far apart after talks resumed Tuesday over fiercely Following morning discussions with the unions , Prime Minister Edouard Philippe struck a The government also wants to end some of the special pension deals that allow a minority of workers

The French government and labor unions appeared far from reaching any compromise deal Friday in talks over a planned pension overhaul, with strikes and protests grinding on.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has begun the next round of talks with unions over Edouard Philippe with ministers ahead of much-awaited meetings with trade unions over the pension reform. Instead, the CFDT has proposed to hold separate talks on Friday on how to finance the plan later, in

The unions and Macron are both using the talks to confuse strikers with false hopes that appeals to his conscience can persuade him to change course. The critical question facing workers under these conditions is to take the struggle out of the hands of the unions , who at every turn delay and slow the

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met all major unions and employers' associations for negotiations that focused on two key issues: the retirement age and the financing of the new pensions system.

All unions reject the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for full pensions from 62 to 64.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Paris and other French cities on Thursday to denounce the government's plans.

Hard-left workers' unions want the pensions overhaul plan to be scrapped entirely. But the prime minister still hopes to find some compromise with some of the more moderate unions, which in his view would weaken the protest movement.

Philippe offered to pursue talks on the financing of the new pension system in the coming months.

Some unions are in favor of raising taxes on workers with high salaries to finance the new pension system. But employers' organizations have said they are against that because it would harm the economy's competitiveness.

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to formally present the bill on Jan. 24 ahead of a parliament debate to start in February.

The definitive vote on the reform is not expected before the summer, and the government says the plans can be modified until then.

New protests are planned for Saturday across the country and railway strikes are continuing, severely disrupting train traffic nationwide as well as the Paris metro system.

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