Pension reform: new announcements planned “by the end of the second week of December”


Delicate and thorny, the pension reform wanted by Emmanuel Macron should take place in 2023. Since the start of the school year, the government has been talking with various social partners about the legal retirement age, long careers, hardship or even the minimum retirement pension. For now, the contours of this upheaval remain very vague, and no one knows what the President of the Republic has in store for us.

As we recall in a previous article, the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt has however already indicated that the special regimes of the electricity and gas industries, the RATP and the Banque de France are likely to be affected by the reform. With our colleagues from Les Echos in mid-November, he also clarified that the regimes of the Paris Opera, sailors and the Comédie Française would, for their part, be ousted from the reform.

In addition, the Minister affirmed that a person having carried out a complete career would be entitled to a minimum pension of 1,100 euros per month. The goal? Take into account inflation and the revaluation of the Smic to get as close as possible to 85% of the net Smic. Thus, the government maintains a “sufficient gap” between the minimum old age which amounts to 953 euros for a single person and the minimum retirement to continue to “value the work”. Thus, the executive estimates that 25% of new beneficiaries should receive a higher pension.

For the pension reform, the month of December 2022 should prove decisive…

According to exclusive information from RTL, the government has chosen to set the new legal retirement age at 65, despite protests from the opposition. A decision which should be announced at the same time as the pension reform will be presented to the French in the coming weeks… But when exactly? While the media evokes a date between December 10 and 20, a few days before the end of the year celebrations, government spokesman Olivier Véran provided some details.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the government spokesman said that the executive and the social partners continued to consult on the issue… And that announcements would be made “by the end of the second week of December” .

On the other hand, he disputes the information circulating concerning the legal age of departure at 65: “There is no news in what came out this morning (…) There is no announcement to do, there will be announcements soon since by the end of the second week of December there will be a communication that will be made, which will prefigure the future pension reform bill”, articulated the former Minister of Solidarity and Health.

Answer soon, so…