After fifteen days of studying the text under high tension in the National Assembly, the pension reform was finally approved in the Senate on Tuesday, February 28. Despite the controversy around a bill that was rejected by a majority, the executive hopes that the Senate will be able to offer legitimacy to this reform.
While the unions are planning an important day of mobilization on March 7, the government is fighting to impose a pension reform that is putting the French in a black rage. At the dawn of an announced blockage of the country and while the deputies were unable to vote on the bill in the National Assembly, the executive is now playing the card of negotiations and dialogue. As proof, the Senate has just adopted several different amendments, all requested in order to calm the social context and relaunch constructive debates. At present, a new vote will still be necessary in session, in the Senate, as provided for in the rule of budgetary texts.
With this first approval by the Senate, the pension reform gradually began its path towards adoption and then implementation. However, the Hemicycle, then the joint joint committee will also have to decide on this particularly devious text. Thanks to several validated amendments, it is finally the right-wing opposition, in particular the Republicans, who come to make the main changes to the reform. The president of the LR senators, Bruno Retailleau, had thus raised several proposals, in particular a premium granted to mothers with a full career or even a new CDI formula for seniors. Discover, in our slideshow, which points have been validated by the Senate.