Bloomberg France’s Senate approved President Nicolas Sarkozy’s bill to raise the retirement age by two years as labor unions promised to maintain their protests for an eighth week.
Lawmakers in the Sarkozy-controlled upper house of Parliament voted 177 to 153 late yesterday, clearing the way for final passage. A comparable measure was approved by the National Assembly on Sept. 15. A panel comprising members of both chambers is scheduled to meet Oct. 25 to merge the bills.
Gotta love the French people, they actually stand up and fight for what they want.
Workers at Total SA’s Grandpuits refinery southeast of Paris, one of the 11 that have been shut in protest strikes, said they would challenge the order in court as unions called for a walkout next week, extending protests against his pension overhaul into an eighth week.
Kudos to the French People for standing up. Don't give up.