Laurent Berger (secretary general of the CFDT) reiterated this Wednesday, June 8, that his union was not "not available" to discuss pensions in the summer period, the confederation being, on the other hand, ready to discuss "in Sept".
Laurent Berger said that the CFDT would not consult on pensions after July 14, during a breakfast of Ajis (Association of Journalists of Social Information), Paris.
Laurent Berger stated, "If there's a conference on social methods at the beginning July, and the topic is on the table on the method, then we will say what [...] but we won't be discussing the topic of pensions during the summer." "If they speak in September, we'll go to talk. I informed them this summer (the Prime Minister, Ed, and the Minister for Labour) that the CFDT would not be available to discuss the pensions. "He insisted.
President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron wants to postpone the retirement age to 65. He stated last week that he would like to see the reform implemented in summer 2023. This timeframe is compatible with the start to discussions at the beginning September. This may be due to the delay in publishing the report by the COR (Pension Guidance Council), originally expected on June 22.
The delay was caused by the government's inability to send its stability programme to Brussels in April because of the presidential election. If not September, the report could be presented in July at most.
The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt was in charge of the dossier and seemed to have ruled out any discussions in the summer. He stated on RTL, "I think that we can start this September, in October."