Protests in Paris over pensions
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French pension reform bill passed

France's lower house of parliament has passed a bill which will raise the minimum pension age from 60 to 62 by 2018.

The controversial bill, which the government says is crucial in helping tackling the French deficit, will now go before the Senate.

But the left-wing opposition and union leaders are putting up fierce opposition, and are threatening open-ended strikes in protest.

Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

  • 16 Sep 2010