Supplementary pensions: the transfer of Agirc-Arrco contributions to Urssaf rejected by the Senate

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The retirement of the French has been at the center of many debates lately. For several months now, the pension reform has caused a lot of ink to flow. In October, the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt initiated consultations with the social partners. However, the unions believe, for the time being, that they are not sufficiently heard by the State.

“We work, we make proposals, but we have no feedback. And the Head of State was very affirmative. What is the fairness of this consultation?”, Lamented Gérard Mardiné, Secretary General of the CFE-CGC , in Le Figaro. From the beginning of 2023, the pension reform project should, whatever the social partners think, be presented to Parliament with a view to implementation in the summer of 2023.

But in this month of November, it is another reform that is making headlines. Voted in the National Assembly at the end of 2019, it was to come into force at the beginning of 2023 and provided for the transfer of the collection of contributions from the Agirc-Arrco supplementary pension scheme to Urssaf, which provides the cash flow for Security. social, specifies Le Monde with AFP.

However, on the night of Monday to Tuesday November 8, 2022, the Senate, mainly on the right, opposed this project which made the social partners react so much. Indeed, from the CGT to the Medef, they were all unanimous in condemning this measure.

With 302 votes against 28, the Senate therefore rejected this transfer by adopting a series of amendments from both the right and the left of the National Assembly.

For several senators such as Alain Milon or Olivier Henno, this project could only be justified for a timely pension reform. But this is no longer relevant.

In addition, the supplementary pension scheme for executives and private sector employees Agirc-Arrco denounced, at the beginning of October, a risk of “capture” of their income by Social Security. These amount this year to 87 billion euros and René-Paul Savary, rapporteur for the old age branch, meanwhile indicated that “the collection was already well done” by Agirc-Arrco.

For the government, it was “in no way a question of converging the plans in any way tonight, but of transferring the collection to the Urssaf level”, said Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Economy. , in charge of Industry. He assured that all of this was “a question of collection efficiency”, report our colleagues from World.

For his part, René-Paul Savary estimated “when you want to carry out a pension reform (…), you may have to give a pledge of confidence” to the social partners.