What France’s Retirees Are Fighting For

Now under siege, France’s state-run pension system has delivered a decent standard of living to millions — a reality that retired telecom workers in Marseille have experienced firsthand.

Photo by Theo Giacometti

It’s a Monday morning in June, and the sun is beating down on a postwar housing tower in the northern Marseille neighborhood of Malpassé, a sleepy residential quarter a world away from the bustling city center. While it’s hard to spot the union hall from a distance, the red-and-yellow stickers near the door leave no […]

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