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Retirees demonstrate for a better standard of living this Thursday in Paris

In view of inflation, the revaluation of basic pensions of 1.1% in 2022 is considered too low.

Retired from all over France will demonstrate in the capital this Thursday. Called by nine trade unions, including the CGT and the CFTC, they demand an increase in pensions and pensions (basic and additional). The procession will leave from Place Denfert-Rochereau at 1:30 p.m. in the direction of Les Invalides. In 2022, the revaluation of basic pensions will reach 1.1%, according to them insufficient compared to the rise in prices.

«Same [les retraités] who managed to get by before often find themselves today with two generations still dependent: their children who are not yet financially independent and their dependent elderly parents», Deplores the secretary of the UFR CGT retired Marc Bastide. On France Info this morning, the latter asked “300 euros immediately».

«In one year, prices have increased by 1.9% while basic pensions have only increased by 0.4% and supplementary pensions by 1%», Denounces the CGT. In November, consumer prices rose 2.8% over one year in France, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Across the Rhine, inflation climbed to 5.2% in November; in Spain at 5.6%.

The nine trade union organizations will also march for “the defense and improvement of our social security in terms of health and retirement», «the development of local public services” as well as “the defense of individual and collective freedoms“. In short, they require a “other distribution of wealth».

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