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France's parliament approves pension reform

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 Students shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the Senate in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Nationwide protests and strikes over governmen...
 Students shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the Senate in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Nationwide protests and strikes over governmen...

France Retirement Strikes

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APTOPIX France Retirement Strikes

Aerial view of oil tankers and other vessels waiting off the coasts of Marseille where oil terminals are blocked by striking workers, Tuesday, Oct. 2...

APTOPIX France Retirement Strikes

Garbage collectors begin tackling Marseille's reeking mounds of trash in the center of Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Striking g...

France Retirement Strikes

Students shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the Senate in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Nationwide protests and strikes over governmen...

France Retirement Strikes

Students shout slogans during a demonstration in front of the Senate in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Nationwide protests and strikes over governmen...

France's parliament has given final approval to a bill to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, a reform that has sparked weeks of strikes and street protests.
The National Assembly approved the final text of the bill in a 336-233 vote Wednesday, marking its final hurdle in parliament. Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy is not expected to sign it for several weeks.
The vote comes as two straight weeks of pension strikes are losing momentum. Still, unions hope to revive the movement Thursday with nationwide street demonstrations and strikes expected to cause new hassles for air travelers.


Updated : 2021-10-19 01:19 GMT+08:00