The government does not budge: "we must lengthen the working hours a little bit".

“Not everyone will have to work until they are 65,” government spokesperson Olivier Véran told France 2 on Tuesday morning. “If you start working early, today you leave earlier, tomorrow it will be the same.

We are extremely careful with people who have low incomes, with women, with cut careers.

We want a fair distribution of the effort, ”he said in the program the

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The unions warned Monday evening that they would decide on a “first date of unitary mobilization with strikes and demonstrations in January, if the government remained propped up on its pension reform project”.

The trade unions CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires and FSU have reaffirmed their opposition to "any extension of the legal retirement age as well as any increase in the contribution period", in a press release issued following a meeting at the FSU headquarters in Les Lilas, near Paris.

From 62 to 65 years old

The reform should be presented around December 15.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne reiterated last week her intention to push back the retirement age, on the grounds of ensuring the balance of the system.

Emmanuel Macron's initial proposal was to gradually push back the retirement age to 65, but he has since said he is "open" to a postponement to 64 with an extension of the contribution period.

On Sunday, the president of the Renaissance deputies Aurore Bergé pleaded to "hold" on a postponement of the legal retirement age from 62 to 65, as part of the future reform, the details of which are still under arbitration. .


Pension reform: Union mobilization in January if the government maintains its reform


Pension reform: Aurore Bergé wants to "hold on" to the postponement of the legal age to 65

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