Elisabeth Borne no longer wants to use 49.3, apart from budgetary texts
In an interview with AFP, the Prime Minister announced that she wanted to give up this decried measure. She also wants to play appeasement with the unions.
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VSlike a desire to “put some peace of mind”. In an interview with AFP, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, announced this Sunday that she no longer wanted to use article 49.3, outside of the budgetary texts. She also recalled that “since the beginning of the legislature, eleven bills have been definitively adopted, and twelve bills. There was recourse to 49.3 on three texts only ”, namely the budgetary texts for 2023, of which the pension reform is a part.READ ALSOPension reform: who’s afraid of the big bad 49.3?
“We need to calm down”
Elisabeth Borne also made herself “available” to the unions in order to meet them on other projects than that of pensions. “I am also at the disposal of the social partners. We have to find the right path: are these bilateral meetings, an inter-union? We need to calm down. And that we can resume work on all these sites “of hardship, professional retraining, the relationship to work, she said. Thus, she has planned, in her diary, a slot to possibly receive trade unions and employers’ organizations in the week of April 10.
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Charged by Emmanuel Macron with building a government program and a legislative program, Elisabeth Borne specifies that she will “deploy” to do this an “action plan” over the next three weeks “which mobilizes all the actors who want advance (the) country”. During the week of April 3, she will receive parliamentary groups and political parties, including those of the opposition, as well as representatives of local authorities, with the aim of “appeasing the country” and “discussing with all the actors on the method we want to put in place”.
Meeting with the opposition
Next week, she will receive on Monday the presidents of the majority of the committees in Parliament, on Tuesday the presidents of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, and of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, then on Wednesday the leaders of the majority parties, before bring together ministers and parliamentarians on education at the end of the week. The week of April 3, she will also exchange with ministers and parliamentarians concerned with the themes of health and ecology. The quality of life at work and the employment of seniors will be discussed the week of April 10. “We really want to prioritize a few subjects to quickly show concrete results to the French,” said Ms. Borne.
On education, she intends for example “to keep the commitment from the start of the school year that each absence, including short-term, is replaced”. And on health, she wants “every patient with a long-term condition to have access to a treating doctor”.