Pension reform. Things to remember from the interview with Elisabeth Borne at France Inter

Four days after the presentation of the government’s pension reform project, Elisabeth Borne provided after-sales service, this Saturday, January 14, 2023, at French Inter .

The prime minister is indeed a guest‘We’re not eco-stopping, the economic program of the first radio station in France. This is what should be taken from his speech.

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“If we don’t do anything…”

Elisabeth Borne first reiterated that when it comes to retirement, “if we don’t do anything, the deficit will widen” before pointing out that, in her opinion, there is actually a need to “gradually work longer hours”. “The key is: do we want to save our pay-as-you-go pension system or not? “, he launched.

“I fully realize what this means to some French people”, he argues, also pointing out that certain pension reforms have been carried out more quickly.

According to Elisabeth Borne, the most modest will be the least affected by the reforms

Asked about the impact his reforms would have on the working class, the Prime Minister predicted just that “those whose working hours will be extended the least are the 20% simplest”. Naturally, this too “most affected by simple pension revaluation”.

Elisabeth Borne also indicated that people with long careers are more spared, even though they also have to contribute more. “For people who started at twenty, we ask them half the way we ask other French people”.

How to account for difficulties?

The Prime Minister must also raise the issue of hardship and in particular non-reintegration of the hardship criteria which were abolished in 2018.

He remembered that, to compensate for this absence, a professional hardship account would be created “increase” especially “by offering conversions” for employees in the most difficult jobs.

Moreover, will “created a fund of 1 billion euros to upgrade workstations and prevent difficulties”. “My goal is for employees not to arrive broken at retirement”, assured the Prime Minister. Regular visits to the working doctor were also provided for by the reform.

Senior work, major issues

Team from‘We’re not eco-stopping also quizzed the Prime Minister on the issue of hiring older people, which correlates strongly with retirement.

Our country stands out for the low proportion of senior workers

— Elisabeth Borne

“It’s a social problem”recognize Matignon’s tenants. “Our country stands out for the low proportion of older workers”he recalled.

To improve this indicator, an index on elderly employment will be created. But “index will not activate itself” improve the situation significantly, he agreed. It will primarily aim, in his opinion, to “to provide transparency” regarding company policy in this regard.

Asked about the absence of sanctions against companies in the event of a poor score on this index, Élisabeth Borne mentioned there is no legal liability on the matter, which she said complicates or makes it impossible to determine possible penalties.

Reforms that are “coherent” with the LR position

The Prime Minister has finally returned to the political situation and possibly adopted this reform without resorting to article 49.3.

We are in the process of unifying the conditions so that this text is selectable

— Elisabeth Borne

He noted in this context that his reforms were “coherent” with a project led by Les Républicains ” For years “.

In fact, he believed that they could vote on the text in Parliament. “We are in the process of unifying the conditions so that this text can be selected”.

Regarding discussions with unions, Elisabeth Borne swore “the dialogue is clearly unbroken”.

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