Pension reform: “The pivotal age is no longer in the law, it is not marked provisional”, defends Laurent Berger

Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT, was the guest of “8:30 am franceinfo” Thursday, January 16. He returns to the “compromise” found with the government on the pivotal age.

“The pivotal age is no longer in the law, it is not marked provisional” : Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT, insists on the final character and not “provisional” the withdrawal of the concept of pivotal age from the bill on pension reform. “It’s a form of compromise, he explains on franceinfo, Thursday January 16, even if sometimes this word is seen as a bad word, it is not for me, it is not for the CFDT. The Prime Minister wanted an age measure, period, with a pivot age, that has disappeared.Not temporarily: it is not in the law. And we, ohas agreed to discuss the issue of balance in the short, medium and long term. ”

“The game is not over”

According to Laurent Berger, there is“very little”internal challenge to this compromise reached with the government on the pivotal age. Fortunately, it is neither a sect, nor an army, the CFDT, there is debate. But the big internal crisis that some would call for is not looming. ”

Laurent Berger prefers to highlight the “Real gain” for employees. “I am a trade unionist, I speak about the situation of the workers.” “For the employees concerned, there is a real gain, he pleads Laurent Berger. We receive a lot of people who tell us: you did well, he says. By 2022, hundreds of thousands of employees would have to work longer because of this pivotal age. In 2024, there were 200,000 people who were going to work one more year. En 2027, it was over a million people. This is the reality! ”

“The game is not over”, recognizes Laurent Berger: “The CFDT will come with proposals” at the fundraising conference.