cost of living crisis

France’s bakers to get tax leeway to offset soaring energy bills

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Many bakers producing France's famous baguettes and croissants say they risk going under after energy and crop prices have surged in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Marches held across France for pay rises and against pension reform

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A nationwide day of action called by one of France's major cross-trades unions, the CGT, in support of pay rises and against President Emmanuel Macron's announced plan to raise the retirement age on full benefits from 62 to 65, drew a turnout of 250,000 marchers according to organisers, and around half of that total according to the interior ministry.

France's CGT union holds day of action over low pay, pension reform

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France's CGT trades union has called for a day of action on Thursday is support of pay increases to ease the cost of living crisis, and against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.