“Confidence is gained in drops and lost in liters. » This is a formula that the President of the Republic and his supporters could meditate on. Newspapers and media, parliamentarians and trade unions, workers and retirees, throughout society confidence in the executive has been reduced to a trickle.
And for good reason, the government first announced that no new retiree who had worked a full career at minimum wage would retire for less than 1,200 euros. The promise gave way to disillusion and a feeling of betrayal once the reality of the flagship measure was exposed: only 20,000 new retirees per year could finally claim it, according to the Minister of Labor.
Similarly, we have witnessed a nameless mess between ministers opposing each other on the issue of women’s pensions. Some admitted they would be disadvantaged when others turned a deaf ear. As for the criteria of hardship, the President of the Republic demonstrated the lack of consideration he had for them by removing them during his previous five-year term.
Scalded cat fears cold water ! Why should parliamentarians trust the government and its majority, when the latter have broken the bond of trust with a large part of the French?
The shift in the retirement age from 62 to 64 has heavy effects to bear for workers who get up early and from a very young age. Because it is the French who started working young who will have to endure the consequences of this reform. In an interview with the writer Roger Stéphane (1919-1994), André Malraux said in his time of General de Gaulle “that he thought that France could only become France again on a ground where social justice would exist”. It is this requirement of social justice that the bill flouts. This reform is nothing more than yet another “Social Munich”denounced in his time by Philippe Séguin (1943-2010).
Our elders, whose employment rate is one of the lowest in Europe (35.5% of 60-64 year olds), are hit hard by precariousness and unemployment (a quarter of those registered are over 50 years old and they stay looking for work twice as long as young people). These future retirees, unemployed until retirement, are in fact settling in a “seat of precariousness” which will lower their income now and in the future, since these years of unemployment will not be taken into account in the calculation. of their retirement.
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