Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

French Pension Reform to Face Major Demonstrations, Woerth Says

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- French Labor Minister Eric Woerth predicted major demonstrations against his plan to overhaul France’s pension system, adding that he can envisage tweaking the bill though not ceding ground on lifting the retirement age.

“It’s almost in French genes” to protest, Woerth told journalists today in Paris. “We know there will be a lot of people on the streets on September 7,” he said. “The unions have made a major effort in rallying protestors.”

“We’ll be firm because this is about the national interest,” he added.

To contact the reporter on this story: Helene Fouquet in Paris at hfouquet1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Deen at markdeen@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.