Pension reform: is it back on the agenda?

Pension reform: is it back on the agenda?

Will pension reform return to the legislative agenda within a year of the presidential election? And if so, under what conditions? What avenues is the government considering?

Pension reform: is it back on the agenda?

In 2021, will we see new demonstrations against pension reform, such as those that punctuated the winter between 2019 and 2020? A statement by Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, June 3 in the Lot, relaunches the subject. “We can do nothing about retirement in the coming months (…) it is too early to answer you, in any case it will not be the same, and nothing is excluded”, said Emmanuel Macron.

“Difficult measures” to come

The universal point retirement, adopted thanks to 49-3 in March 2020, would therefore be abandoned in favor of a less ambitious reform. Several avenues are being studied, such as raising the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, or extending the contribution period: from 41 3/4 to 43 years, by 2035. This calendar could be brought forward by several years. Those under 30 are not all delighted. “If we put the pension issue back on the agenda, it would add fuel to the fire”, deplores Yves Veyrier, general secretary of the FO union. Electoral measure or not, the president announced that he would make difficult decisions during the summer.