March 27, 2023

Olivier Marleix, the president of the LR group in the National Assembly, some of whose members refuse to vote for the government’s pension reform, has set new conditions for the government, including a decline in implementation to January 1, 2024.

“Now that we know the text, we have started to try to write about ten major subjects for us”, explained the deputy on franceinfo, recalling the “conviction” of the group that “we must carry out a pension reform” .

“It would have been a little more respectful for the career ends of people who planned to leave this year to wait until January 1, 2024” to start the decline of one quarter per year in the retirement age, he explained, judging that on the acceleration of the contribution period on the other hand, “we could perhaps do it this year because it is only one month that is requested”.

Presented to the Council of Ministers on Monday, the reform project is expected in the Chamber on Monday for an accelerated examination. The government, which is counting on the support of LR to obtain a majority on its text, intends to implement it on September 1, 2023.

Among the grievances which will undoubtedly lead to amendments, the politician also cited the prevention of hardship and “signals on the situation of women”. “For some women, the advantage of eight quarters per child finally disappears,” he recalled, referring to the “fundamental subject” of the “birth rate”, down in France according to INSEE.

“People who go up to 67 years old, there are proportionally twice as many women as men, so it reveals that today there is a situation which is very unfair and this text must improves,” added Marleix.

As to whether all the members of the LR group would vote for the text, “many are waiting to see what will be the text that will come out of Parliament”, he assured, recalling being attached to “freedom to vote”.

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