Early retirement age, low contribution rate or high pension level … Certain sectors of activity have made their retirement system an untouchable pillar. In addition to those of the RATP and the SNCF, many devices still offer great advantages or little extras.
A pension which can be higher than the indemnity
Senators are resisting. While their colleagues in the Assembly have reduced their benefits (for one term, pension rights have gone from 1,053 to 664 euros), members of the Senate are clinging to their comfortable regime. In a vitriolic study, Garantie Retraites denounces an “exceptional return”: one euro contributed offers 6 euros of benefits against 1 to 1.5 euros in the general scheme. For a full career, senators would even have a pension greater than their allowance, “with a replacement rate of 122% against 75% in the public service,” said the association.
Admittedly, in 2010, the Senate abolished its double contribution, which made it possible to acquire in accelerated mode (23 years), the annuities for a retirement at full rate. But he replaced it with a complementary scheme, details of which remain secret. “All the pension reforms in recent years have been transposed,” retorts the Senate. And the scheme is financed “without resorting to financial transfers from the State”. A biased argument. Elected officials can draw from their pot of 1.4 billion, accumulated since the creation of the regime in 1905, which was fed by the public endowment financing the upper house.
Air traffic controllers
The legal age set at 52 years old
The Delevoye report on pensions has put balm in the hearts of 4,000 air traffic controllers: it formalized their exemption from the reform, as
Strike of 5 December Pension reform