Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced to the JDD that people who started working between the ages of 20 and 21 will be able to retire at 63, not 64, thus responding favorably to the request of LR deputies.
On the highly contested pension reform, we are going to make a move by extending this long career system to those who started working between the ages of 20 and 21. They will thus be able to leave at 63, said the head of government.
We hear the request of right-wing elected officials, she added, before the kick-off on Monday of the debates before the National Assembly.
The voices of Republicans are essential to pass this reform. They have upped the ante and have been pleading for several days to prevent those who started working the earliest (having to) contribute the longest, according to party chairman Eric Ciotti.
A green light for their proposal on long careers will allow them to win a very large majority in the LR group, he assured the Parisian.
It is a measure which will cost between 600 million and one billion euros per year, and which will concern up to 30,000 people per year, underlines Ms. Borne. And as we are carrying out this reform to ensure the balance of the system by 2030, we will have to find ways of financing.
Currently, a career start before the age of 20 can allow an early retirement of two years, and an entry into working life before the age of 16 can give the right to an early retirement of four years. The reform project provides that this device will be adapted: those who start before the age of 20 will be able to leave two years earlier, that is to say 62 years; those who started before 18 will be able to leave at 60, etc.
To another request from the LRs, also brought by the MoDem group, the Prime Minister has no objection: it would be a question of making a mid-term review of the reform, in 2027.
That year, there is a presidential election and legislative elections, which is already a form of review clause, she notes.
While two new days of mobilization are planned, on February 7 and 11, Ms. Borne says she understands that the reform pushing back the legal starting age from 62 to 64 years arouses reactions, reluctance and concerns.
But our goal is to ensure the future of our pay-as-you-go pension system, she insists, saying regret(regreat) that some, especially left, maintain misunderstandings.
In response to the leader of the CFDT Laurent Berger, who accused him Thursday evening of lacking empathy, the tenant of Matignon affirms that it is hurtful, and it is the opposite of who I am and what I door.
And if the reform does not finally pass? I do not place myself in this hypothesis. I am looking for the way, explains Ms. Borne.