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Pension reform: Elisabeth Borne defends the need to "work a little longer"


In front of the deputies, the Prime Minister was content to recall the intentions of the executive, without specifying the contours of the reform.

Pension reform there will be.

It remains to be seen in what form.

Elisabeth Borne repeated this Tuesday before the National Assembly that the measure, which is still the subject of political and union consultations, "would come into force in the summer of 2023".

She then stressed the need to “work a little longer”.

“I can confirm it to you, there will be a pension reform.

And, yes, this reform will come into force in the summer of 2023, ”said the Prime Minister in response to a question from the leader of the LFI deputies, Mathilde Panot.

#Retirements: during presidential and legislative campaigns, "things were said with the greatest transparency to the French", defends @Elisabeth_Borne.

>> It "confirms a pension reform which will come into effect in the summer of 2023".#DirectAN #QAG

— LCP (@LCP) November 15, 2022

In the wake of Mathilde Panot, the rebels fear that the executive will use an amendment passed in the Senate to raise the retirement age to 64.

"There is an urgent need for a meeting of all the social and political left to organize the dam in the Assembly and in the streets", wrote Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Tuesday.

“We will not work more for nothing”

“I will have the opportunity in a few weeks to come back to you, to present to you the conclusions of the consultations in progress”, Élisabeth Borne simply replied on Tuesday to the questioning of Mathilde Panot.

"It would perhaps have been more popular to say that we could return to a starting age of 60", as defended by La France insoumise, "more popular, it's true, but also more demagogic", has she added again.

Without citing a specific retirement age, the head of government reiterated that "to ensure the balance of pension schemes, and therefore the sustainability of our pay-as-you-go system, we are going to have to work a little longer".

“This age shift will allow for an increase in pensions.

We will not work more for nothing.

Yes, if it were necessary to repeat it, it is not a question of suddenly moving back by one year, two years or three years, the age of retirement.

But to shift it gradually, by a few months each year, ”explained Élisabeth Borne.

President Emmanuel Macron declared himself at the end of October "open" to a postponement of the legal retirement age to 64, and not 65 as he had promised during the presidential campaign, in the event of an extension in parallel to the contribution period.

The government has so far defended a postponement of the retirement age by four months per year, to reach 65 in 2031.

Source: leparis

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