the presentation was postponed to January 10

The end of the soap opera was drawing near: Elisabeth Borne was due this Monday to present the main lines of pension reform, the cornerstone of Emmanuel Macron’s second five-year term. It was necessary to postpone this presentation to January 10 due to the unexpected announcement of the head of state this Monday at 10:30 am.

This twist was announced by Emmanuel Macron to allow the new leaders of the Republicans and European Ecology to “exchange government” with the Greens.

“This gives us a few more weeks so that (…) those who have just committed can discuss some key elements of the reform with the government,” he said while opening the second plenary session of the National Council. (CNR) for restoration at the Elysée Palace.

The blur continues

Therefore, the uncertainty regarding the content of this reform will continue until the beginning of next year.

64 or 65 years old, what will be the chosen cursor for deferment of legal age? In our newspaper on Saturday, Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt said he was “open to discussions, including a legal age target if allowed by other measures (…) to meet the same financial constraints”. the age limit of 65 holding the rope.

“Working more” is “the only lever,” the head of state said on TF1 at the beginning of the month, ruling out increasing contributions or reducing pensions from the beginning. This measure, whether accompanied by an increase in the contribution period or not, risks sidelining any counterparty due to hardship or small pensions.

Before the postponement announced by the head of state, the government was considering the draft law in January, voting in the spring, coming into force in the summer, and erasing the plaster with the “1961 generation”. As a state of emergency, it is justified by the continued repayment of massive deficits, which will exceed 12 billion in 2027. If the schedule is at risk of being slightly altered, the executive still wants to go quickly.

Philippe Martinez at the CGT has few illusions: “They are stubborn”.

Following Elisabeth Borne’s statements, the eight national centers (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires and FSU) planned to meet to determine their response around the project’s presentation date. Council of Ministers – possibly on January 11. With the prospect of a long social conflict, as in the winter of 2019-2020, before Covid comes to derail his previous project for a “universal pension system”.

François Bayrou laments the lack of pedagogy

The rest of the text will be played on the street as well as in the Assembly where the Way of the Cross is promised. Marine Le Pen declared she was “absolutely against the substance” of the reform, while Mathilde Panot, head of LFI deputies, vowed to “fight step by step” the barrage of amendments. La France insoumise has also announced a “march for our pensions” in Paris, and Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, has called for “big gatherings” of left parties in January.

Even MoDem president François Bayrou, a historical ally of Emmanuel Macron, warned the majority in an interview with JDD on Sunday. “We have not collectively made the necessary educational effort,” he lamented, condemning the “debate among experts.” “The 49.3 is a normal institutional weapon. But we should not enter this reform with the idea that we will stop the debates, “he said.

Previous reforms

1993: Balladur

The payment period for full pension in the private sector is gradually increased from 37.5 years to 40 years. Now the amount of pensions is calculated not for the best 10 years, but for the best 25 years of working life.

2003: Fillon

The payment period for civil servants is extended to 40 years. The reform sets out rules for the future extension of pay periods for the private sector and public service, encourages people to stay in work beyond the age of 60, creates a bonus and limits access to early retirement.

2007: special diets

For special schemes of public service companies (EDF, GDF, SNCF, RATP, Banque de France, etc.) and professions with a special status (notary clerks, elected officials and parliamentary staff), the contribution period increases to 40 years.

2010: Reform of Woerth

The legal retirement age was increased by two years and gradually increased to 62, becoming the full retirement age (67 in 2022). The long career scheme also applies to those who start work at the age of 17 and early departures are allowed.

2014: Reform of Touraine

The accumulation period to receive a full pension is increased by a quarter every three years from 2020 to 2035, making it 172 quarters (43 years) for 1973 and later generations.
A personal hardship account has been created so that those working in difficult jobs can anticipate their departure.

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