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The French Government withdraws the fixed retirement age from the pension reform

PARIS, Jan. 11 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, has sent a letter to the unions informing them of the withdrawal of the fixed retirement age of 64 years included in the pension reform project that has caused an indefinite general strike initiated on last December 5th.

Although the Government is “willing to temporarily withdraw” this fixed age, one of the key demands of the unions, the letter reiterates in any case the “will of the Government to build a universal pension system.”

The French Government withdraws the fixed retirement age from the pension reform
The French Government withdraws the fixed retirement age from the pension reform

“To demonstrate my confidence in the social partners and not prejudge the outcome of their work with respect to the measures that will be taken to achieve balance in 2027, I am willing to withdraw from the bill the short-term measure that I had proposed, which consisted of gradually converging from 2022 to an equilibrium age of 64 in 2027, “explains Philippe's letter, published on strike day 38.

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