In their latest attempt to berate Nicolas Sarkozy’s government over pension reform, French unions called on public and private sector workers to take to the streets at the weekend, when less people are restricted by work constraints.
AP - France's labor unions were trying to turn up the pressure on President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives with nationwide street protests Saturday against a plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 - their third day of demonstrations in a month.
The two other protests in September were accompanied by broad strikes that hobbled train and commuter traffic, unlike Saturday, when there were few disruptions to public services.
language of the bill, but union leaders say their offers aren't enough.
Date created : 2010-10-02