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Pensions: the CFDT will participate in the consultations, but no retirement at 65, warns Berger

2022-10-01T22:18:44.009Z

“The dialogue will have to be open and loyal,” the boss of the first French union, Laurent Berger, told the JDD.



The CFDT will take part in consultations with the government on pensions, but

"the dialogue will have to be open and loyal"

, declared the boss of the first French union, Laurent Berger, repeating that retirement at 65,

"it's nothing »

.

“For the CFDT it is not a question of boycotting consultations with the government.

But the dialogue will have to be open and loyal

, ”said the secretary general of the organization in an interview with the Sunday newspaper, before a week punctuated by an inter-union meeting on Monday and another with the Minister of Labor a few days later.

"There are many subjects on which we have proposals such as the minimum contributory, the hardship, the employment of seniors... But the 65s, we are going to fight them

," he added.

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Raising the retirement age,

"it's niet"

, insisted Laurent Berger.

“Today, the age factor no longer makes much sense: employees leave on average at 63.1 years old.

Going back to 65 is a brutal measure”

and

“there is no question of arguing with a gun to your head”

.

For him, we must stop

“taking the French for idiots.

The risk of budgetary imbalance linked to the baby boom has been brought under control”

.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced to AFP on Thursday that a consultation on the pension reform would begin the following week with the social partners, with a view to a bill which will have to be adopted

"before the end of the winter”

.

A tight schedule, but still less than the hypothesis of an amendment to the Social Security budget, which had provoked an outcry from the unions.

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This new consultation on pensions was favorably received by the unions, unanimously opposed to a

“passage in force”

this fall.

However, they said they now expect the executive to show

“loyalty”.

The CFDT will also continue to participate in the National Council for Refoundation (CNR), initiated by Emmanuel Macron, said Laurent Berger.

And

“like all the other unions”

, the CFDT will not take part in the march against the high cost of living on October 16, organized by LFI, the PS, EELV, and other organizations.

"We must not confuse political approach and trade union action"

, according to the head of the CFDT.

Source: lefigaro

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