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Pension reform: Elisabeth Borne declares that the postponement of the retirement age to 64 years “is no longer negotiable”


Elisabeth Borne is categorical. The Prime Minister does not intend to return or discuss the postponement of the retirement age from 62 to 64, the central point of the government’s bill on pension reform massively contested by the unions and the essential oppositions.

“It is no longer negotiable, retirement at 64 and the acceleration [de l’allongement de la durée de cotisation] of the Touraine reform”affirmed, Sunday January 29 on Franceinfo, the Prime Minister, on the eve of the start of the examination of the project in committee at the Assembly.

“This is the compromise that we proposed after having heard the employers’ organizations and trade unions, after having exchanged with the various parliamentary groups (…) It is necessary to ensure the balance of the system”she added.

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“If we had only one parameter, then it wouldn’t be 43 years of contribution and 64 years to be able to retire, it could be 45 years of contribution period, which seems impossible to us to ask the French »she pleads in this interview carried out on Saturday, on the sidelines of a trip to the Calvados constituency of which she was elected deputy.

Possible Discussions About Women’s Trimesters

The head of government is open, on the other hand, to a discussion in Parliament on a better use of the quarters ” education “ and ” maternity “ obtained by women during their careers.

“As of today, there are many women who cannot use them to the full, we are analyzing the situation of these women who (…) may not be able to use them to the full tomorrow”explains Thick headed.

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The deputies seize on Monday in committee the highly contested pension reform project, for a trial run on 7,000 amendments, under the eye of opponents who are organizing a high point of mobilization in the street on Tuesday, after that of the 19 January.

In an interview at Parisian Saturday, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin denounces “the profound contempt for the value of work” of part of the left, which he accuses of seeking “to border the country”.

The World with AFP