The subject came back on the table, and in the public debate, at the beginning of September. Because Emmanuel Macron seems determined to carry out his pension reform project, and to make it, even, the signature of the start of this second five-year term.
But the subject is stormy: in 2018, the presentation of a first reform project had even given birth to the movement of yellow vests, crystallizing the fracture between the executive and popular demands.
Today, the text proposed by the government has changed, and it fixes, from 2031, the legal retirement age at 65, against 62 today. A decline of 3 years which does not pass, among workers, unions and the opposition.
However, according to the Head of State, this measure is “necessary” to finance progress.
“We need to work more and produce more wealth in our country if we want to protect, have a policy of social justice and defend the French social model, its strength and its future”, declared Emmanuel Macron on September 22.
However, to avoid general mobilization, the government organized, from Monday, October 10, a series of consultations with the social partners. The executive hopes to reach an agreement to reach a final text at the end of 2022. The project should then be submitted to the vote of parliamentarians at the beginning of next year, for entry into force in the summer of 2023.
If the timetable goes as planned, the project provides for the legal retirement age to change, each year and from 2023, by four months over the next 8 years (until 2031). At what age, therefore, will you really leave if the reform is adopted? Find out your actual starting age based on your year of birth in our slideshow.