Pension reform is on the table again.The President of the Republic rejected Thursday, June 3 the old project in the Lot, but new avenues are being studied.
Ten months before the first round of the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron must decide:Will he relaunch the pension file?“CIt is too early to answer you, in any case, it will not be the same. And nothing is excluded ”, he declared Thursday, June 3 in the Lot.The deficit continues to widen since the reform was put aside at the start of the epidemic.It was 23 billioneurosLast year.Several avenues are being considered to save money:abolish special schemes, increase the contribution period or even lower the retirement age from 62 to 64 years.But these proposals do not satisfy the Force Ouvrière union.“The priority is not the problem of pensions, but that of employment ”, affirms YvesVeyrier, secretary general FO.
A roadmap this summer?
But the opinion is more nuanced.According to a survey,53%of the French want the reform to be relaunched.“I prepared to leave later ”, Explainone of them.The challenge,for Emmanuel Macron,is to reform without worrying.“He tries to balance things out, reassure economic circles and his right-wing electorate, without provoking an outcry either from the most hostile voters, part of the left and the far right “, explains Gaël Sliman, from the instituteOdoxa.The government could clarify its roadmap at the beginning of the summer.