The countdown has now started with the upcoming application of the pension reform, scheduled for September 1st. From this date, the text, voted on thanks to article 49.3 and validated by the Constitutional Council, will come into force definitively and will gradually raise the legal age of departure. Initially scheduled for the age of 62, the end of the professional career will now take place at 64. At the dawn of this great upheaval, a new day of mobilization is scheduled for June 6, two days before the parliamentary niche of the Liot group. On June 4, the first two implementing decrees were finally published. What do they contain?

The French still have a small hope: the parliamentary niche of the Liot group, instigator of a bill, could weigh the scales in the National Assembly and lead to the repeal of the pension reform. In this perspective, the inter-union called for mobilization this Tuesday, June 6 in order to continue the movement against the pension reform. A way to strengthen the pressure on the executive, worried about the possibility of a massive vote in favor of this text.

Pending the outcome of this important week, the first pension reform decrees were published on June 4 in the Official Journal. They concern several measures, in particular the postponement of the legal retirement age, as well as early departures for long careers. They also provide more details on departures in situations of disability or incapacity. Finally, another decree gives, with more details, the conditions of application of the reform for civil servants.

Regarding the age of departure, the decrees have confirmed the terms already known for several weeks. Workers born on or after September 1, 1961 will therefore have to work three months longer before retiring. Their legal departure age will be set at 62 years and three months. The threshold of 64 years will then be reached by workers born from 1968. The contribution period will be set at 169 quarters for the generation born from September 1, 1961. It will be raised, like the age starting, three months to each generation.

For departures from long careers, the pension reform provides for two new age limits, one set at 18, the other at 20. Four starting ages will therefore now be possible with 58 years old, 60 years old, 62 years old and 63 years old. For workers who started before the age of 16, the threshold will always be set at 58. New periods will, therefore, be able to be counted in the calculation of retirement, such as parental leave and old-age assistance insurance.

In the case of people with disabilities, no change is to be expected with an anticipated retirement age still set at 55 years. It is the number of quarters taken into account that is finally modified with only the main contributors entering into the calculation. Retirement for invalidity and incapacity will also be available from the age of 62.

Among civil servants, for the sedentary category, the legal age will be gradually raised at the same rate as for employees to reach 64 years. For the active category, the first generation affected by an increase in the legal age is that born on or after September 1, 1966. As for the super active category, it will be people born on or after September 1, 1971.