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DIRECT. Pension reform: "There is neither brutality nor imbalance in what we offer", defends Bruno Le Maire


The day after the presentation of the reform by Elisabeth Borne, the unions are preparing to mobilize from January 19, in a united front.

The essential

  • Legal age, minimum pension and special diets… Find the details of Élisabeth Borne's announcements. 

  • Among the main measures, the legal retirement age will be gradually increased from 62 to 64 years and the contribution period will increase to 43 years.

  • The unions and the left are calling for a one-day strike on January 19. 

  • How many quarters will you have to contribute according to your age?

    Our explanations. 


“Building a majority is within reach”, judge Le Maire 

Is the use of 49.3 possible on the pension file?

“I would regret that we were unable to build a majority because it is within reach,” said the Minister of the Economy, recalling the support displayed by the right for the reform.

“Because if we take such measures, it is to go all the way,” he adds.




1200 euros gross from September 2023

"When you have made your full career you must have 85% of the minimum wage on retirement, i.e. 1200 euros gross", recalls Olivier Dussopt who promises that this measure will be in force from September 2023.


"Working longer is the most effective solution", according to Le Maire

"Each euro contributed will be used entirely for the pension scheme", once again underlined the Minister of the Economy.

"Working longer is the only and most effective solution", continues Bruno Le Maire.


"I don't have a crystal ball" on union mobilization, sweeps Dussopt

“Our job is to convince, I don't have to comment on union mobilization,” said the Minister of Labor on RTL.

"What we are presenting today corresponds to the expectations of the unions", assures Olivier Dussopt. 


"It is legitimate to change the system", defends Le Maire

“With the compromise we are proposing, we guarantee the financial balance of the pension system, but in exchange, we all agree to work longer.

It is legitimate to change the system”, defends the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, guest on France 2. And to add: “There is neither brutality, nor imbalance in what we propose.


Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP


"An unacceptable measure", according to the CGT

Invited on BFMTV, the secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, castigated an “unacceptable measure.

“The government's final position is the same as the starting position despite the warnings from all the unions,” he laments.

“The first day of mobilization will be against retirement at 64 and the 43 years of contributions, for the rest, we will discuss”, he continues.  


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Following the Prime Minister's announcements on the pension reform, you can follow the reactions to the various measures here. 

Source: leparis

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