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Tom Poje

The retirement system in France

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I find the news regarding this fascinating:

A large rally was scheduled for central Paris in the afternoon as demonstrators stepped up protests against a government proposal to raise the national retirement age from 60 to 62.

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and in this country they talk about raising the SSRA from age 67.

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...About 1.1 million people have demonstrated across the country, French media quoted police as saying. Unions put the figure at 3.5 million nationwide as the rolling strike goes on for more than a week now.

Students from high schools have been skipping classes to join the strikes. Some students told CNN in Paris that they are worried they won't be able to get jobs if the current generation hangs onto jobs for an extra two years.

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I must have been out of it in when I was in high school. I never would have thought about skipping school to strike because I might not be able to find a job. looked it up, unemployment there around 10%

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Guest bobolink

You may not have cared about employment rates, but surely you recall the delight of an unscheduled day off in early fall ...

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Apparently, the strikers/rioters are bad at math.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet, but where is the math wrong? :blink:

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Guest Sieve

In France, I believe that by law jobs are for life--except jobs for youngsters (under 18 or 21?). It's not the old-timers who are rioting--it's the kids, who have grave concerns that older people will hold on to their lifetime jobs longer, to the detriment of those who are un- or under-employed.

French society is interesting (strange?) . . .

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you mean, like, if you start out in pensions you can never switch....

sounds like most of the horror movies on the sci-fi channel

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Guest Sieve

Rod Serling would have had a field day with that story line . . .

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