The French government is planning to rise the retirement age from 60 to 62. This caused the six major unions to call for nationwide demonstrations on Oct. 28th and Nov. 6th. More than one million people have already joined the unions´ fight.
The government justifies its plan by saying the law modification may save a lot of money. The pension reform bill is being pushed by the French Senate so that the final version might be sent to the president next week.
During the voting of the Senat today, thousands of demonstrators protested in central Paris.