French lawyers, doctors, nurses protest pension changes

Workers will still be able to retire at 62
||Last Updated: 09/20/2019
Yellow-vest protesters gather near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in December, 2018. More anti-Macron protests are planned. Guillaume Louyot Onickz Artworks/Shutterstock

PARIS (AP) — 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 in 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.

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