Pension reform: two months of tense consultation
On Wednesday, the trade unions and employer organizations came to the Ministry of Labor to meet with Olivier Dussopt, the Minister of Labor. Dussopt is pictured in the center of the photo. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP
The conversations with the unions will start next Monday, October 10, and continue until around the middle of December.
And here we are, back for another go-round of pension discussions and consultations. According to Elisabeth Borne, this should result in the passage of an all-encompassing reform measure “before the end of winter,” and its implementation should take place by Emmanuel Macron's campaign vow “early summer 2023.” Olivier Dussopt, the Minister of Labor and Full Employment who is in charge of the matter met with the “Mr. and Mme. Retirement” of the eleven trade union and employer organizations that are sitting on the pensions orientation council this past Wednesday for two hours (COR). He explained to them “the timeframe, the manner, and the objectives” of the reform that the President had requested.
By the middle of December, there will have been three different subject cycles introduced. According to the conditions of the minister's office, the government will next place on the table what are known as “formalized findings,” which will serve as the basis for the bill that will be debated in Parliament. Beginning on the 10th of October, the participants in this new phase of consultation will start thinking about…