Gulf Times - PENSIONS
'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.

France's unions take pensions battle back onto the streets

France's unions take pensions battle back onto the streets

French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week ...

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport services to a standstill.

Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown

Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown

Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron ...

Macron's party favours pensions boost for poorest amid protests

Macron's party favours pensions boost for poorest amid protests

France should link pension rises for the poorest retirees with inflation again, the head of President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party said on Sunday ...

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa raises war veterans' pensions

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa raises war veterans' pensions

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday that pensions and allowances for veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war would be increased, days after his government announced a 10% hike in salaries for all public sector workers.

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Protesters including senior military veterans pushed down a gate to Taiwan's parliament building Tuesday and clashed with police as they tried to storm in over pension cutbacks.

Air France KLM reaches pensions deal with KLM staff

Air France KLM reaches pensions deal with KLM staff

Air France KLM has struck a deal with its KLM pilot and cabin staff unions to resolve a dispute over pensions, the airline said on Monday, adding it would take a charge of 311 million euros ...

Indian government rollback on pensions a small victory, say unions

Indian government rollback on pensions a small victory, say unions

Garment workers across the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu welcomed the government's decision to scrap a controversial proposal to change the rule on pension withdrawals ...