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Renewed demonstrations in France against the pension reform project

Today, the streets of France witnessed new demonstrations to protest the reform of the pension system, amid continuing strikes in several sectors, most notably oil refineries and cleaners in Paris.

While deputies submitted two motions of no confidence in the government, labor unions called for the continuation of the demonstrations, in protest against the reform, the main clause of which is to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years.

The strikers are blocking fuel shipments, while Roland Lescure, the French Minister of Industry, pointed out that the government may take measures in the event of closing these facilities, to avoid fuel shortages. He said that such actions "Underway" With the garbage collection workers, whose strike caused the accumulation of a large amount of waste in the streets of the capital, estimated at 10 thousand tons, yesterday, Friday, according to the Paris municipality. The government resorted to passing the pension reform without a vote by the National Assembly, which further angered the opposition and trade unions. Opponents of the pension reform project consider it "Not fair"especially for women and workers in difficult jobs.

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