France: Strikes and Protests against Attack on Pensions

Tuesday, October 12 saw the most extensive strike action yet against the move by the right-wing government of Nicolas Sarkozy to raise the age at which people can collect a full pension and also the minimum retirement age. Some groups of workers have voted to turn today’s day of action into an indefinite strike.

For people who can read French, check out the report at A l’encontre and this commentary on the situation on the same site along with the statement by the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA).

In English, there’s a report in the Guardian and a short article by an NPA member at International Viewpoint.