C in the air – 65 years old: pension reform at all costs? streaming – Replay France 5
The Prime Minister unveiled, this Friday in the columns of the Parisianthe first measures provided for in the future pension reform. There will indeed be a gradual increase in the retirement age from 62 to 65 by 2031. Elisabeth Borne also confirmed that the minimum pension for a full career will be, when the reform, of 1,200 euros, or 85% of the minimum wage. This project must be presented on December 15 to the social partners, after the last round of consultations, started this Thursday by the Minister of Labour. It should start to apply from the summer of 2023. First concerned, employees born in the second half of 1961. They could work an additional 4 months.
Working longer to receive his retirement is therefore the main principle of the reform wanted by the executive. But the unions have always expressed their opposition to the postponement of the legal retirement age to 65, and warn: if the government has already planned to force the text through, the reaction could be just as radical. “There is an extremely strong incandescence today in our country, with a lot of social difficulties and concerns (…) to put the legal age at 64 or 65 is to put a lot of conflict in the country “underlined Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT on RTL on November 28th. The union hopes during the next fortnight to move the lines and awaits answers “social justice” on the hardship and the employment of seniors. “The CFDT will mobilize if this is not the case”. “SIf the Prime Minister and the government seek confrontation with the trade unions, they will find it”promised for his part Michel Beaugas, the negotiator of Force Ouvrière.
An inter-union meeting is due to take place on Monday, December 5 to decide on common actions. Only certainty, if the events do not take place during the end of year celebrations, they will be scheduled from January. And they could be very popular as the pension reform is far from convincing the French. According to a survey carried out at the beginning of October for the HuffPostmore than 6 out of 10 French people say they are unfavorable to the pension reform project and 77% disapprove of the proposals considered, such as the shift in the legal retirement age to 65 years. Three out of four French people also believe that the decline in age will not increase the employment rate of seniors, according to a latest Elabe survey for The echoes Radio Classique and the Institut Montaigne. At the last report from the Ministry of Labor, at the end of December 2021, 56% of 55-64 year olds were in employment.
Without an absolute majority in the Assembly, the government hopes “find a way” with the Republicans to pass his pension reform next spring. But with the outcry of all the unions, the conduct of this project promises to be difficult from January against a backdrop of inflation and possible power cuts.
So what are the first pension reform measures unveiled by the Prime Minister? Will the Republicans vote for the text in the Assembly? Why the recruitment of employees “the elderly” is it still difficult in the country? Who will be affected by possible “temporary power cuts” anticipated by the government? Schools closed, trains cancelled, mobile network cut off… what should we expect this winter?
– Stephane Matteuditeacher and researcher at LEREDS- University of Lille, and specialist in social dialogue#air #years #pension #reform #costs #streaming #Replay #France