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A possible pension reform will have to be "arbitrated" by the election of 2022


A possible pension reform, aimed at replacing the current "unfair" system, will necessarily have to "start from scratch" and be ...

A possible pension reform, aimed at replacing the current

"unfair" system

, will necessarily

"start from zero"

and be


by the presidential election of 2022, said Monday the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger.

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The previous reform attempt, strongly contested by the unions in 2019 and put on hold at the start of the Covid crisis, cannot be relaunched as it stands, said Laurent Berger in the program LCP public hearing / Public Senate / Le Figaro.

"The question is not to keep something"

from the old project, which had been

"badly constructed"

, but to

"rebuild a reform"


"the current system is unfair and works badly"

, explained the union leader. , recalling his attachment to a point-based system, able, according to him, to correct inequalities.

"On pensions we will have to start from zero and there is no way of passage before the presidential election of 2022"

, analyzed Laurent Berger.

"All this must be arbitrated in the presidential election,"

he added.

"Too complicated to build"

The financial balance of pension funds

"is not the real subject"

, and there is no urgency to restore it, according to him.

If the government were to relaunch in the fall of 2021 a pension reform

"which could only be a measure of age",


"everything else is too complicated to build"

, then

"a whole part of the population"

including the CFDT would be


against this project and that would

"rot the fall of each other"

, according to him.

In early June, President Emmanuel Macron fueled speculation by reaffirming that he would have to make



so that the last year of the quinquennium is


. On the issue of pensions, he stressed that

"nothing was excluded"

, but that the

"very ambitious"


- even if

"carrying concerns"

- which was on track before being cut short by the crisis of the Covid, could not be

"taken back as is"


Source: lefigaro

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