Marisol Touraine curbs government pension reform
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Marisol Touraine, the last minister to have reformed pensions, curbs the government’s project.
POLICY – This is a charge in good standing. The former socialist minister Marisol Tourainewho supported Emmanuel Macron in view of his re-election in 2022, currycomb pension reform defended at all costs by the government ofElisabeth Borne. For her, the shift in the starting age from 62 to 64, ” unfair », « risks becoming a passport for far-right populism. »
“What worries me, in the current period which is marked by fractures, divisions, extremely strong concerns, is that if it is not changed, this law risks reinforcing mistrust”, she thus explained, this Monday, January 30, on France Inter, as you can see belowaddressing his message “ to parliamentarians” : “For national cohesion, we need a law that unites and not a law that risks becoming a passport for far-right populism. »
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In concrete terms, the socialist, the last minister to have completed a pension reform in 2014joins the opponents of the text in considering that the option chosen today by the government weighs down the efforts ” on the weakest and people who started working early.
“A political choice”
” Raising the age weighs first on those who started working early,” contrary to “the extension of the contribution period”, that touches “first those who started working later because they studied”, argued Marisol Touraine, with reference to the text she defended in 2014. The objective, at the time, was to gradually increase the minimum contribution period to 43 years for a full pension. A difference that “is not a technical detail, but a political choice”, in his words.
The former minister, now president of the international organization Unitaid, also believes that Elisabeth Borne’s text ” lack of contribution from companies or those who are better off. » « To guarantee social protection, everyone must contribute a little (…) it must be the first time that a pension reform does not involve companies “, she thus regretted.
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In the current context, Marisol Touraine therefore considers the text too divisive. “This law divides, because I have the feeling that the flagship measure which is the raising of the legal age to 64 is posed as the totem of reformism, it cannot be that”she insisted, about a reform “perceived as unfair and I deeply believe that it is unfair. »
At the same time, Monday morning, the secretary general of the CFDT Laurent Berger warned on France 2 Élisabeth Borne, who “cannot remain deaf to this tremendous mobilization that has been created”. The unions organize a new protest day Tuesday, January 31. It promises, already, to be massively followed.
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