A pension reform before the pension reform. The Senate has been debating the 2023 Social Security finance bill for several days and voted this Saturday, November 12, a pension reform setting the legal retirement age at 64, reports Agence France-Presse, quoted by The world. A measure that goes against the method used by the government, the latter having opted for consultation.
As Planet explained to you this week, Senator René-Paul Savary, of the Republicans, had tabled an amendment to the Social Security draft budget, setting a new legal retirement age at 64, with the aim of reforming the system. . It provides for the establishment of a “national convention” around pensions, the purpose of which would be to make recommendations to achieve a balance in the system.
Employment of seniors, long careers, hardships… The thorny issues of pension reform would also be raised by this agreement, which would bring together retirees, social partners, family associations and representatives of the State. In the event of failure of the consultations, the text provides for three points:
This amendment carried by the right, majority in the Senate, was adopted with 195 votes for, 130 against and 19 abstentions. Quoted by AFP, the Minister of Solidarity Jean-Christophe Combe assured to join the senator “on the objectives” of the amendment. Only, he added, “we chose consultation and a bill in January, not a measure in a bill to finance Social Security”.
As Le Monde reminds us, the government may not keep this amendment by using article 49.3 of the Constitution, which allows it to choose the text on which it engages its responsibility.