Final Push

<a href="“>19 October: Final Push against Pension reform

Protesters across France staged what many believe is an ill fated last push to force a rethink of pension reform – it is widely expected that the senate, which votes on Wednesday the 20th of October will approve legislation to increase the minimal retirement to 62 from 60 – and make full state pensions accessible at 67 and not 65 as is currently the case. This all in an apparent to slash France’s deficit in the face of widespread opposition to a cherished social benefit. Some sources suggest that as many as 71% of the French population support the protestor’s cause.