근로소득에 대한 연금갑 공제금액을 상향동향으로 바꾸는 제안과 비근로소득 연금갑 연장, 고용주 연금 공제 조금 등이 포함됐다.
In France, there were protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. People were seen drinking wine calmly in front of flaming barricades set up by the protesters.
The scene was caught on camera on the night of the 23rd local time, when some protesters, armed with petrol bombs and axes, set fire to barricades. The video captured couples talking casually with each other while sipping wine at a café in the middle of the fire.
The region where the video was filmed has been identified as an area where wine grapes are grown in the south of France. Last week, streets were set on fire by protesters against pension reform in many parts of Bordeaux. In particular, the street in front of the Bordeaux City Hall was engulfed in a huge flames and other damages were done.
Although firefighters rushed to the scene, no casualties were reported, but the city was turned into ashes. Despite this chaotic situation, some citizens spent their evening at cafes and bars.
100,000 Protesters, Police and Bloody Confrontation
According to a report by the Washington Post on the 26th, more than 1 million protesters, including those in Bordeaux, took to the streets on the night of the 23rd to confront the police who were trying to quell the protests.
The scene of police officers approaching a group of 10-year-old teenagers who were interviewing journalists on the roof of a bus stop and spraying them with tear gas was also broadcast on the news.
The French Ministry of the Interior said on the 23rd that “protests against pension reform were held in 250 locations throughout the country” and “1.089 million people are estimated to have participated”. The labor union that organized the protests has claimed that “at least 3.5 million people poured into the streets” and that “it was the largest demonstration since January, a total of 9 protests”.
This rally was the first large-scale protest since President Macron invoked Article 49-3 of the Constitution on the 17th and bypassed the vote in the House of Representatives to pass the pension reform bill.
The final version of the reform bill passed includes the government’s proposal to gradually raise the current retirement age of 62 to 64 by 2030. It also proposes to extend the period of contribution to receive a full pension from 42 to 43 years by 2027.
Instead of extending the period of contribution, the proposal also suggests raising the pension contribution deduction on labor income and extending non-labor income pension contribution, as well as slightly reducing employer pension contribution.