Wanting a “simple, fair, readable” reform, Aurora Berger, President of the Deputies of the Renaissance, pleaded on Sunday to “withhold” the postponement of the statutory retirement age from 62 to 65. “I want us to no longer have to talk about a new pension reform every five years,” the Yvelines MP told France 3 as part of a future reform whose details are still pending in arbitration.
“So I think we have to stick to the fact that we have to get to 65,” which is “a solution to finally have a simple, fair and readable reform,” he said, she insists. According to the elected official, such a measure “only works if we have new rights”, that is, taking into account “the issue of long careers, deprivation, women (…), minimum retirement”. “65 years, yes (…) but in social justice,” she justified herself.
Consultations with social partners
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Emmanuel Macron advocated during the presidential campaign the postponement of the legal age from 62 to 65 years before calling for a reduction to 64 after re-election, combined with an increase in the contribution period. These issues are currently the subject of consultations between the government and the social partners and should be resolved by 15 December. The bill will then be presented in January before being considered in Parliament.
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With a simple majority in relation to the Assembly, can the executive branch do without 49.3, which allows the text to be adopted without a vote? “We will do everything for,” Aurora Berger assured. “To the left who doesn’t want us to make a deal with the right to help us move forward on social justice issues. And the right to take over to vote with us, as this is the reform that they considered necessary, ”she further defended.
“All arbitration cases have not yet been completed”
For his part, LR Senate President Gérard Larcher insisted on “two very important points”: “hiring older people” with “training investment plans” because “today we don’t invest anymore after 50 or 55″ and also like ” recognition of a long career.”
In an interview with Le Parisien, Prime Minister Elisabeth Bourne clarified that “there are not yet all arbitrations” on the bill. “A gradual increase in the retirement age from 62 to 65 by 2031 is what will bring the system back to balance within ten years. But if there is another way proposed by trade unions and employers’ organizations that achieves the same result, we will study it. We can talk, she said.