The pension reform will have caused a lot of ink to flow in 2022. However, the year will finally end without its content being really presented by the Executive. Originally scheduled for mid-December, the presentation was postponed to January 10 by Emmanuel Macron. “This makes it possible to have a few more weeks so that those who (…) have just taken on responsibilities can, on some key elements of the reform, discuss with the government”, he justified himself during of the plenary session of the National Refoundation Council.
However, this date may not yet be entirely final and may well be pushed back again. According to information from Marianne, the announcements could thus be postponed for an additional 24 to 48 hours. In any case, this is what Elisabeth Borne would have suggested to a reduced committee of parliamentarians from the majority party, during a meeting on December 14, 2022.
Despite this potential lag, a lot of information is already available on the pension reform. It is especially known that special diets should not be spared. Indeed, the agents of the SNCF, the RATP as well as the electricity and gas industries (IEG) will thus be concerned.
As TF1 specifies, Elisabeth Borne revealed, at the beginning of December, that the special regimes should be purely and simply abolished by the pension reform. However, this would only take effect for new entrants to the labor market, as of the passage of the law, and should therefore spare the old ones.
But this controversial measure could ultimately also be delayed, because the people affected by the special regimes could experience a different timetable for the application of the reform.
The pension reform should not place in the same boat the special schemes as well as the general scheme. As revealed by Les Echos, the 300,000 contributors to SNCF, IEG and RATP should experience some respite before the reform is fully applied.
Indeed, a previous reform initiated under the mandate of Nicolas Sarkozy, providing for the raising of the retirement age by 2 years, provided for a different implementation for the special schemes. This reform will not be fully effective for them until 2024.
For the future reform, a similar decision should thus be adopted. But for what purpose would the government do it?
Thanks to such a decision, the government could thus ensure that companies have time to engage in a negotiation process with the unions. The reform comes indeed at a time when social tensions are particularly present, in particular in the sectors of the SNCF, the IEG or the RATP.
However, the unions are opposed to the pension reform and have assured that they will not let go, including on the subject of the end of the special schemes, underlines Better Living Your Money. This negotiation time will therefore be welcome for companies.