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Paris commuters face 300-mile traffic jam as France enters its fifth day of strikes

Paris commuters face 300-mile traffic jam as France enters its fifth day of strikes

9.12.2019

Paris commuters face 300-mile traffic jam as France enters its fifth day of strikes

French commuters experienced a chaotic journey getting to work on Monday as public sector workers entered a fifth consecutive day of nationwide strikes.

, cancellation of flights and a downturn in tourism and Christmas retail.

Macron wants to implement a single, points-based system. This would replace the current 42 different pension plans that vary according to profession and region, which means some workers are currently entitled to a full pension before the minimum retirement age of 62. The proposed system aims to make pensioners contribute the same amount and give them equal rights.

"I have seen the mobilization of teachers and I understand their concerns. We promise that their pensions will not go down. There will be a progressive revaluation of their remuneration so that their purchasing power at the time of their pension does not go down," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also said Friday.

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