Former Macronist minister, Barbara Pompili refuses to vote on pension reform “at this stage”

INFO BFMTV.COM – Jean Castex’s former Minister of Ecological Transition denounces the “injustices” created by the postponement of the retirement age. Other deputies from his current are on the same wavelength.

A positioning that has a bad effect when Emmanuel Macron called on his majority to unite 3 days from the first union mobilization. Barbara Pompili, the former Minister for Ecological Transition of Jean Castex, says she is opposed to the pension reform as presented last Tuesday by the Prime Minister.

“At this stage, if I had to vote now, I could not vote for”, assures the former elected Europe-Écologie-Les-Verts, who joined Emmanuel Macron in 2017, to BFMTV.com.

The need for “restorative measures”

At the head of In common, a satellite party of the majority which distanced itself from Renaissance last summer, Barbara Pompili points to “the social injustices” caused by the reform.

The member of the Somme evokes for example the case of people who started working at 18 and who can currently leave with a full pension after having contributed 43 years. With the reform, they should contribute one year more to hope to leave at full rate. More broadly, long careers are extended, except for workers who started before age 16.

“The choice to push back the retirement age requires very ambitious remedial measures in the face”, further advances the elected official of the Somme, wondering if the government could not “have done otherwise”.

If the reform is adopted, the legal retirement age will rise to 64 by 2030, compared to 62 currently. at the rate of three more months per year. To benefit from a full pension, you must also have contributed 43 years old from 2027instead of 2035 as provided for in the Touraine reform adopted in 2013.

Other Macronist deputies could vote against

With regard to long careers, the government has also promised an “adapted” system, “so that no one who started “working early is forced to work over 44 years old”, in the words of Elisabeth Borne.

Three other Renaissance deputies are members of In common: Cécile Rilhac, Stella Dupont and Mirelle Clapot. Faced with a relative majority, the government will not be able to do without the votes of its own troops to have its text voted on, which will arrive on February 6 next in the National Assembly, unless it uses the constitutional weapon of 49.3.

“We have not yet decided on our final position and we refuse to be in the position. We want to find solutions”, still judges Barbara Pompili, who considers herself “well a member of the majority”.

In common will unveil this Tuesday evening proposals to change the pension reform.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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