Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

World Jan 5, 2020

Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension reforms that have sparked a monthlong transport strike. Some protesters donned the yellow vests that over the past year have become symbolic of opposition to Macron's attempts at reforms that he says ...

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Business Jan 1, 2020

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Striking Paris Opera musicians ushered in a new year of protest against President Emmanuel Macron's government by playing extracts from "Carmen" and "Romeo and Juliet" to a square steeped in the history of the French Revolution. The spirited, makeshift performance Tuesday on the front steps ...

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Business Dec 25, 2019

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Christmas Eve 2019 was an unusually gloomy one for France as the 20th day of a transport strike left many scrambling on Tuesday to reach their loved ones for the traditional family feast, while others simply gave up. The protest against pension reform has led ...

Editorials Nov 28, 2019

Expanding employee pension coverage

Widening pension coverage will not only add to the benefits irrgegular workers receive in retirement but shore up pension finances by increasing the number of participants in the program.

Over 400 Toshiba unit workers apply for early retirement

Business / Corporate Oct 3, 2019

Over 400 Toshiba unit workers apply for early retirement

Toshiba Corp. said Thursday that one of its subsidiaries saw 414 employees apply for an early retirement plan, surpassing the 350 the company had estimated. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp. received applications for the program from workers aged 45 or older between July and ...