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October 20, 2007

Life-life balance: Pres. Sarkozy v. French utility unions

This past week, France was hobbled by transport, electricity and gas worker strikes to protest French President Nicolas Sarkozy's proposals to end generous pensions for certain public-sector workers. Currently, some workers can retire on full pensions at 50. Sarkozy, president since May, had promised to end such "special regimes" during his election campaign. See at The Economist "Sarkozy's Bad Week".

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at October 20, 2007 11:59 AM

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