The government came under incessant attacks from the various oppositions to the pension reform, within the National Assembly, Monday, February 13. Voices from the RN or the Nupes have risen against the "lies" on the minimum pension at "1,200 euros". But the majority responded with a "revaluation for a quarter of new retirees", with a minimum of "85% of the minimum wage for a full career". Which was not enough to calm the sling.
"The government is making fun of the French. Retirement at 1,200 euros, today we no longer know what it is […]. We learn that the number of French people concerned is becoming ridiculous,” attacked Jean-Philippe Tanguy (RN). "You lied to the French. How many people will benefit from this little "goodie"? launched the Insoumise Clémentine Autain. The question came up repeatedly on the left and LFI François Piquemal quoted Marseille rapper SCH: "Getting up for 1,200 euros is insulting. »
"Throughout his campaign, the President of the Republic has committed to a minimum pension equal to 85% of the minimum wage for a full career, it is written in his profession of faith, there is no surprise, no deception,” replied Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt.
“Thanks to this reform, 1.8 million of the current retirees will benefit from an increase in their pension. And "we know that of the 800,000 new retirees each year, 200,000 will benefit from a larger pension as a result of this" measure, i.e. an increase for "a quarter of new retirees", he assured.
Those who have done "a lot of part-time work", for example, will have "an increase but it will not necessarily reach 1,200 euros, even with a full career", clarified Olivier Dussopt.
The 1,200 euros displayed actually correspond to 85% of the net minimum wage – currently 1,353 euros per month, but which will probably be revalued during the year to keep up with inflation.
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