BRUSSELS — France’s president said Friday that he needs the manager to push ahead with an overhaul of the nation’s pension system despite extra than a week of unfavorable strikes.
Emmanuel Macron told reporters in Brussels that his pension overhaul is a “historic reform for our nation” that better equips it for 21st century challenges. He said the adjustments, which including raising the retirement age to 64 and ending particular privileges for some team of workers, will variety the pension system fairer and could well fair withhold it out of debt.
He expressed “team spirit” with his fellow electorate, however didn’t particularly deal with unions’ complaints or thetransportationheadaches that vacationers had been coping with since the strikes started Dec. 5.
“Or no longer it’s appropriate that the manager is engaged on this, let it proceed the work and near,” he said.
Macron moreover reminded the French public that he promised the to overhaul the pension system all the device thru his 2017 advertising and marketing and marketing campaign.
Unions want to push the strike thruChristmas. The many French team of workers who improve the strike wretchedness the pension adjustments will power other folks to work longer for less cash and threaten the French welfare converse.