The debates on the pension reform began on March 2. On March 10, the Senate already adopted eight of the twenty articles making up the pension reform. That same day, Olivier Dussopt, Minister of Labour, announced the use of Article 44.3 of the Constitution while there were still around a thousand amendments to be examined. This article allows the executive to speed up the procedure and have the entire text voted by the Senate.
This statement comes on the fourth day of the renewed strike that began last Tuesday. Indeed, the CGT as well as the SNCF and RATP unions continue to strike. This morning, the CGT notably claimed power cuts in the departments of Moselle and Savoie, as France Bleu reports.
As our colleagues from FranceInfo report, a new Labor law is in preparation. This so-called “full employment” law, “should take up several demands made for a long time by the unions”. Among the measures of this law, there would be the creation of a universal time savings account. “This would make it easier to take breaks during one’s professional life, to go part-time as retirement approaches, etc.,” adds Fanny Guinochet in charge of eco decryption at FranceInfo.
Moreover, if this law would satisfy the unions, it is because it is an idea of the CFDT. Another important measure in this law would be “an increase in compensation in the event of conventional termination for those over 55, in order to dissuade employers from laying them off”.
With this law, the government seems to be seeking to ease tensions and “complete” the debates in the Senate, which they are nevertheless seeking to speed up. This law should be adopted by the summer if the executive finds common ground with the unions.