French lawyers doctors nurses protest pension changes

PARIS — French lawyers, doctors, nurses, pilots and others are taking to the streets of Paris to protest planned pension changes by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.Monday’s demonstration gathers people working in the private sector with professions regulated by the state, who currently benefit from a special pension regime.Pilots and air crew have joined the protest called by their unions. Air France has not warned the public of any flight disruptions.The French government wants to apply the same rules to all new retirees order to replace the 42 different retirement systems linked to certain jobs. It says workers will still be able to retire at 62.Protesters, however, fear the changes will make them pay more taxes or work longer to get their pensions.Associated Press, The Associated Press

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