Barthélémy Philippe, edited by Gauthier Delomez
With the pension reform, precarious workers fear having to work longer to validate a full pension. In reality, this is already the case for a majority of them, according to a study by the Institute for Home Affairs. A situation deemed unfair by some economists and politicians.
In the pension reform project, contested by many unions, precarious workers will have to work longer while their life expectancy in good health is lower. In fact, as a study by the Institute for Home Affairs shows, this is already the case for a very large number of them with the current system. The most modest assets (those who earn less than 1,600 euros per month) often wait for the age of cancellation of the discount, 67 years, to receive their full pension.
These workers are indeed the most exposed to choppy and precarious careers. They therefore take longer to reach the 43 years of contributions necessary to validate a full pension.
The government ready for a social measure?
According to the economist Patrick Aubert, this situation will not change with the current reform. “The reform itself does not affect them any more. On the other hand, it does not change anything about an inequality that already existed before, because it is not necessarily logical that the most precarious must wait 67 years for the full rate”, he believes at the microphone of Europe 1.
An opinion shared by the deputy MoDem Philippe Vigier. The latter wants employees with choppy careers to be able to leave from the age of 65 with a full pension. “It’s time to send a signal because these people who have experienced difficulties in their professional lives find themselves waiting 67 years to have a full pension. I would like us to make a move for them.”
The question now is whether the government is ready for a new social measure, which would reduce the financial effectiveness of the reform.