In the 1990s, pension rights were promised to students, who were preparing to become teachers, but they have never been paid until now. Despite massive demands, the fears and demands of the main stakeholders have not yet been heard, despite significant mobilization. More than 30,000 people are said to be currently affected and are still waiting to see this issue resolved. According to the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, this problem could soon find a favorable outcome.
Nearly 30 years ago, National Education had encouraged many students to join its ranks in the first and second degree with a teaching allowance created in 1989. A decree thus specified that it could be paid to students in license who were preparing for the entrance examination to the IUFM and during their first year if they obtained this examination. In return for the payment of this allowance, estimated at around 30,000 to 50,000 francs per year, the beneficiaries had to undertake to continue their studies while pension rights were provided for. Unfortunately, the decree has, for the time being, never been published.
In this context, the absence of publication of the decree deprived the main parties concerned of the pension rights that they should have obtained for this period. While the payment of the allowance ended in 1996, 30,000 people should have left earlier with a full pension. After the creation of a Facebook group to protest against this lack of rights, the Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, finally broke his silence by committing to resolve the issue before the summer. In a letter from the ministry, reported by our colleagues from Capital, it is therefore specified that “inter-service work is now well underway, with initial discussions […] on a draft decree”.