Already impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, the work of seasonal workers will also be affected by the pension reform and in particular the quarterly contribution. Indeed, the sector has its specificities and, in the long list of contracts acquired by workers, it is sometimes difficult to know if the quarters have indeed been obtained. In this context, it is not uncommon to see many seasonal workers chasing after the missing quarters when the time comes for retirement. Find out what steps to take if you are a seasonal worker.

As our colleagues from Ouest France reveal during an interview with Claude Wagner, from the confederal union of retirees from the CFDT union, “for seasonal workers, the race for quarters [as well as] the amount of the pension [are a issue]”. As a seasonal worker, you are therefore subject to the same rules as all employees for retirement. To accumulate a quarter, it is therefore necessary to receive the equivalent of 150 hours of minimum wage. A working time is equivalent to a little more than four weeks, if however you work 35 hours per week.

It is therefore essential to be vigilant in the event that you are offered to work part-time since you will have to carry out your activity for more than a month at the minimum wage to validate a quarter. The amount of your future retirement pension, calculated according to the average annual income of the most advantageous 25 years of your career, will therefore have a significant impact. As Claude Wagner points out, “a year with four months of work at the minimum wage means four quarters of contributions, but that does not make a good year”.