Unions say pensioners earning 1,000 euros a month will lose about 17 euros in tax increase while those on 2,000 euros will lose double that.
Residents of retirement home in Burgundy have missed their favourite side order because kitchen fryer has been out of order since early 2015.
French president pledges 'nation's solidarity' after head-on crash between lorry and coach leaves 43 dead, mostly pensioners on day trip.
Fire broke out after head-on crash near Puisseguin between a lorry and a coach carrying pensioners going on a day trip.
She admits having wanted to relieve their suffering but denies seeking to poison them to death, according to a police source cited by local media.