- Garbage workers in France have been on strike for over a week to protest against President Macron's plan to raise the age of retirement.
- The piles of uncollected waste in the streets serve as a visceral symbol of their outrage.
- The government argues that the retirement age must be raised to keep the pension system solvent.
- However, unions and left-wing opponents have accused Mr. Macron of ignoring other ways of increasing funding.
- A final decision on the pension system is likely to be made this week.
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Garbage Mounts in Odorous Last Stand Against France’s Pension Change
Garbage workers in France are protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the age when most workers begin collecting a government pension. Piles of uncollected waste in the streets symbolize the outrage. The government argues that the retirement age must be raised to keep the pensio