More and more voices are celebrating the funeral of the great social reform of the quinquennium. After the leader of the LREM deputies, Gilles Le Gendre, who judged in mid-April that “the pension reform should be put aside if it prevents the republican pact from being concluded”, it was François Bayrou’s turn to put a new shovelful of earth on pension reform. Pandemic obliges, the Modem boss called on April 19 to “dismiss for a moment the most controversial subjects” and “not to put mines on the table during this period”.
After having withstood a year of government procrastination and a massive strike in public transport, the big bang of point pensions is unlikely to survive Covid-19. “We may keep some social advances in the reform that could be voted on in 2021, believes LREM deputy Cendra Motin, but the bills, as they were adopted at first reading by the majority, are a priori abandoned . ” A warning sign, the Secretary of State for pension reform, Laurent Pietraszewski, has been reassigned in recent weeks to dialogue with the unions to prepare for the resumption of work in post-confinement companies …
The deficit to be absorbed in the years to come
If the reform will undoubtedly be ruled out, the subject of the financial balance of the pension system, it should return to the front of the stage in the aftermath of the health crisis.