Jean Castex, reiterated that the pension reform would be "maintained" but has promised "a new way" to get out of a meeting with the social partners at Matignon.
Jean Castex has given satisfaction to the trade unions by reviewing this Friday, its social agenda, which sees the reform of the pension and the unemployment insurance offset to put the emphasis on "the priority of priorities" : "the job".
"a Lot of the topics are on the table, and I am pleased with the quality of the dialogue that we have established this morning with the social partners", welcomed the Prime minister at the end of three hours of a multilateral meeting at Matignon. "All of this does not prejudice a global agreement. There will be, as we all know, of the differences (...) but first you need to know to speak to us, to respect us and to set routes and paths for the future", has again pleaded with the Prime minister.
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"Pragmatic", the head of the government offered wages to the social partners by announcing that the date of entry into force of the controversial reform of unemployment insurance would be "shifted" due to the crisis in health and economic. The reform, of which a first component was entered into force in November last year and a second was expected on the 1st of September, is postponed in its entirety at the beginning of 2021, according to the participants in the meeting.
Suspended, the pension reform will be carried out
As to the pension reform, suspended sine die by the crisis, Jean Castex, has promised a "new method" by distinguishing between "structural" reform ", which aims at greater justice" and its financial component", and "taking the consultation in the coming months," said the Prime minister. But he also said that these two files would be completed.
"The introduction of a new universal state pension on which the president of the Republic is committed in 2017 in front of the French people will be maintained. Simply, as I indicated to the social partners, we will apply a new method", in distinguishing the "character" structural reform "which aims at greater justice" and its financial component", and "taking the consultation in the coming months," said the Prime minister.
"It is our desire not to make the topic of pensions, a subject of the summer and fall, but rather let the time from diagnosis to first see how we will have been able to respond or not to the issues of fight against unemployment, maintenance of employment, fight against poverty, with a focus in the direction of the young", still hailed Laurent Berger, believing that "the priority is placed at the right location in terms of objective and timing, namely, employment, employment, employment".
once these preliminary surveys, "we agreed that the priority now is the fight against the crisis, employment, the fight against unemployment and the ways and means to recover as quickly as possible, the ways of economic growth", said the Prime minister.
"for this reason We have established a calendar to be extremely demanding, starting from the beginning of next week, around the issue of youth employment and, more generally, in the coming weeks to stop and finalize the recovery plan," in which the social partners will be closely associated, has-t-he guaranteed. Pledging to take "the utmost account" of the proposals of the social partners, Jean Castex has also announced the convening of a new conference "social dialogue" in October.
The deficit could approach $ 30 billion by 2020
in addition, Castex, "we reassured them that it would be necessary to make the distinction between what is cyclical and what is structural" knowing that after the crisis of the sars coronavirus "schemes of balance" financial "are no longer the same," said the president of the CPME François Asselin.
In this perspective, Jean Castex, has announced to the participants that he would take back the Board orientation des retraites (COR) in order to evaluate the financial situation of the current systems. According to a provisional estimate of the NRC announced in June, the deficit could approach 30 billion euros this year.
The social partners demanded unanimously the report, if it is not for certain the total abandonment, the reform of pensions was suspended sine die by the epidemic of sars coronavirus. Jean Castex had initially indicated a wish to resume the consultations in order to settle the case "short-term". He had also assured to want to distinguish "very clearly" the redesign of the current system "of any financial measure", as the lengthening of the contribution period, taken to address the deficits.
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In addition, the reform of unemployment insurance, the second component was carried forward to the 1st September due to the coronavirus, has been postponed "at the beginning of the next year, 2021," said the president of the Confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises. "We expect to know whether the measures already in practicen are also affected by this report", so that a first part is already entered into force last November, he said.