Day Of Work Lost After France Moves Up Retirement Age

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jun 24, 2010 10:55 AM
French labor unions took a day off work after President Nicolas Sarkozy said he wanted to raise the retirement age for French workers from 60 to 62. The unions took to the streets with the hopes of disrupting the planned austerity measure.

French workers currently get 85% of their pay after age 60.