French unions strike over pension overhaul


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We know French unions strike. Now, if they WORK, that would be world news!

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I remember this happening to me when I visited Paris about 7 years ago. I thought they figured it out then. But, I think we've come to learn that the French love to strike.

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The Frenchies screwed me out of a Linkin Park concert (no security or cleaning crews) and also meeting some people in Madrid to receive the keys to a beach side villa that I had sole use for the weekend. Train to Madrid was canceled and I had to bribe my way into sleeping in some spare office of a hotel/inn for the night. Damn, I still get upset over that incident.

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The French seem to fear retirement after 60 when most countries are between 62 - 67. Retirement benefits should increase accordingly for the extension to satisfy these concerns. Japan is increasing the retirement by one year every 3 years. So the official retirement age will be 65 by 2015. I believe our Congress is talking about extending it to 67 but how they do it is still up in the air.

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