The government wants to move quickly. Shelved during the health crisis linked to Covid-19, pension reform is back in the spotlight during this second five-year term of Emmanuel Macron. Then a candidate a few months ago, the president did not hide his ambition and his desire to move quickly on this file which has been dragging on for years. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has started consultations with the social partners and the opposition, but what is the rest of the calendar? When will you finally know what awaits you in the next few years?

Asked about this on Monday, October 17, the Minister for Relations with Parliament, Franck Riester, explained that the text will “probably be the first presented to the Council of Ministers” next year. Invited on Public Senate, he added: “The Prime Minister will take stock of these consultations at the end of the year and a text will be proposed at the beginning of next year”. If this schedule is respected, then the text will be “voted before the end of winter”, he announced, acknowledging an “ambitious” schedule.

“At the same time, we take the time for discussion and consultation”, assured Franck Riester, explaining: “We will continue this policy which aims to keep the commitments made by the President of the Republic to ensure that sustainability of the pension system”. A measure that is far from making people happy, since many professions are on strike this Tuesday, October 18, to protest in particular on the overhaul of pensions.

According to a survey carried out by Odoxa-Backbone Consulting for Le Figaro, 72% of French people believe that it is not necessary to raise the legal retirement age in order to reform the system. In detail, 55% of those questioned do not even want the debate to be relaunched and 72% consider a forced passage unacceptable, in particular through article 49-3. If the Executive seems to have forgotten this option, it has already warned that it will not back down on this reform desired since 2017.