Tons Of Garbage Piling Up In Paris

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An estimated 5,600 tons of garbage have gone uncollected in Paris alone due to the ongoing strike by garbage collectors, street cleaners and sewage workers protesting the Macron government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 for most French workers, and age 57 to 59 for sanitation workers.  Many workers claim that sanitation jobs affect the long-term health of the workers.  Frederic Aubisse, a sewer worker and member of the executive committee of the sanitation section of the leftist CGT union said, “Monsieur Macron wants us to die on the job.”  The piled-up garbage is becoming a health concern in Paris and other cities.