The rumor of a pension reform before the presidential election, mentioned this Monday, September 6 in the press, catches the unions, who reiterated last week their unanimous opposition to this project, while the Elysee indicates that “Nothing is arbitrated”.
Test balloon or real intention? According to “Les Echos”, Emmanuel Macron “Would like to abolish special retirement schemes and establish the minimum pension at 1,000 euros” before the end of his term.
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An objective confirmed to the “World” by “The entourage of the head of state”. Contacted by AFP, this same entourage nevertheless insists on the fact that “Nothing is arbitrated”, when the Elysée formally refuses to comment.
“We all said no”
“Electionist announcement effect”, reacts Michel Beaugas, confederal secretary of Force Ouvrière, who sees it above all “Political display to flirt on the right”.
On the merits, he recalls that all the unions were received last week in Matignon and that“We all said no to a new consultation” on pensions before the April 2022 presidential election.
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His CFTC counterpart, Pascale Coton, specifies that the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, and the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, have indeed “Spoke in a few seconds of 1000 euros, but absolutely not special diets”
Decisions to come
On the government side, Bruno Le Maire remains on the official line defined in July by Emmanuel Macron: “Nothing is possible as long as the (Covid-19) epidemic is not behind us”, corn “Already that we discuss it, it is not bad”, said the Minister of the Economy on Monday on RMC and BFMTV.
In the majority, the general delegate of LREM, Stanislas Guérini, considers however that “Decisions will have to be taken in the coming weeks” and that it is necessary now “Put everything on the table and say what we want to do”.
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“The pension reform remains essential to carry out”, also affirms the president delegate of the presidential party, Aurore Bergé, which highlights “The determination to demonstrate that until the end of the five-year term we can continue to reform the country”.