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Pension reform: Laurent Berger implores the government to "listen to the world of work"

2022-12-05T12:32:56.285Z

The CFDT will be mobilized next January and February to prevent the legal retirement age from being postponed beyond 62 years.



Slowly but surely, the subject of pensions is returning to the center of public debate.

The government multiplies the speeches to defend the main lines of the reform that it wishes to see adopted next summer.

To the chagrin of the unions, which show their teeth.

"

Be careful not to create

a big social conflict in January

"

, threatens Laurent Berger, questioned Monday morning on France 2. The secretary general of the CFDT urges the government to "

listen to the world of work

", while the reform project must be detailed on December 15.

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The boss of the first union in France warns bluntly that there is "

no negotiation possible

" on his refusal to see the legal retirement age postponed to 65, as planned by the government.

The CFDT will meet once the details of the reform project are known, in mid-December, and will decide at that time on the terms of its opposition, said Laurent Berger.

From this evening, however, an inter-union meeting will be held on the question of pension reform, in which the CFDT will participate alongside the CGT, FO, the CFE-CGC, the CFTC, the Unsa, Solidaires and the FSU.

On Friday, the secretary general of Unsa-Ferroviaires told

Le Figaro

that everything will be done “

to prevent the next pension reform from passing”

.

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Laurent Berger does not deviate from his line:

"the pension plan is in balance and no stalling of the pension plan is announced"

, according to him.

It calls into question the age measure defended by the presidential majority.

They are trying to tax workers

,” he accuses.

In other words, the pension reform would serve less to finance a system in deficit than to free up new public funds.

"

There is taxation for that

," insists Laurent Berger, pointing to the reduction of production taxes.

On the government side, it is maintained that no tax increase will hit the French in the wallet.

The CFDT makes the employment of seniors a priority and regrets the ambitions at a discount on the part of the executive.

In an interview with Le

Parisien

, Élisabeth Borne declared that the government wanted the establishment of an index on the employment of seniors to "

empower companies

".

"

The constraint (on the age of departure) for workers and the incentive for companies

", deplores Laurent Berger, who says he is "

concerned about the situation of workers

".

Despite these remonstrances, Laurent Berger asserts that he would not take to the streets in December before the reform is on track.

"

Consultations are still ongoing

," he said.

Source: lefigaro

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