French government adamant on pension reform as nationwide strikes continue

On Saturday, French Govt. of centre-left President Emmanuel Macron said that the French Govt. would remain determined to execute its planned pension reforms despite nationwide protests

by Sourav D
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French government adamant on pension reform as nationwide strikes continue

On Sunday, the 8th of December 2019, at the fourth day of a nationwide strike against a recently introduced pension reform scheme in France, French Govt. of centre-left President Emmanuel Macron said that the French Govt. would remain determined to execute its planned pension reforms adding that the system would be sensitized gradually given the extent of disapproval the French pension reform bill was met with over the recent past.

Aside from that, the French government had also added that a growing acrimony among the French nationals regarding the nation’s latest pension reform would be addressed with sheer caution, as France’s transport system remained paralyzed for the fourth straight day in a row on Sunday (December 8th), while a number of unions including state railway SNCF alongside Paris Public Transport System, RATP had extended their stances on to the picketing lines to protest against recent changes.

In the interim, adding that the French government would address to people’s concerns, PM Phillipe said in an interview with a French weekly Newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday (December 8th), “I am determined to take this pension reform to its completion and ...

I will address people’s concerns about it. If we do not implement a thorough, serious and progressive reform today, someone else will do one tomorrow, but really brutally,” adding he would deliver an in-detail outline of France’s pension reform by next Wednesday (December 11th).

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