Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Pensions: Philippe will receive the social partners separately on Friday

Edouard Philippe will receive the social partners one after the other on Friday in Matignon to talk about the financing conference, during bilateral meetings which will take place throughout the day, Matignon announced Thursday.

The Prime Minister, alongside the Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn, the Minister of Public Accounts Gérald Darmanin and the Secretary of State in charge of pensions Laurent Pietraszewski, will start his bilateral marathon at 8:30 am with François Asselin, the president of the CPME .

Nine meetings of 45 minutes each are scheduled, with in order the secretary general of Unsa Laurent Lescure, that of FO Yves Veyrier, that of the CGT Philippe Martinez, the boss of the U2P Alain Griset then that of Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.

In the afternoon, the president of the CFE-CGC François Hommeril, the secretary general of the CFDT Laurent Berger then the president of the CFTC Cyril Chabanier will follow one another.

Edouard Philippe invited the social partners on Tuesday to discuss the “content” of the financing conference proposed by the CFDT within the framework of the pension reform and the “time limit which will be granted to it to succeed”.

Middle ground

“The government continues to believe that the pivotal age is a fair and effective measure,” Gérald Darmanin reiterated in Le Figaro to appear on Friday.

“If the pivotal age remains in the law, it’s no, it’s clear,” Laurent Berger told AFP on Thursday. “+ I withdraw the pivotal age measure + must be the words of the Prime Minister”, added Laurent Escure, while the fourth day of mobilization against the pension reform gathered Thursday 370,000 people according to the CGT (56,000 according to the Interior ).

For his part the Secretary of State for the Civil Service Olivier Dussopt assured Thursday evening on BFMTV that “if we reach a common ground, the text can be modified before its presentation in the Council of Ministers”, scheduled for January 24 .

The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher (LR) on Thursday solemnly asked “the government to wait for the results of the financing conference before submitting a bill to Parliament”, the examination of which is scheduled from February 17 .

(with AFP)


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