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The president of the Republicans group in the Senate Bruno Retailleau, was the guest of Sonia Mabrouk this Tuesday morning. Asked about the future pension reform, the senator from Vendée quickly wants a reform of the system to ensure new rights for the French and assures him: “When we have convictions, we stick to them!”
Will the right support pension and unemployment insurance reforms? While the parliamentary debates promise to be eventful with the left wing of Parliament, Les Républicains are questioning their future by voting for this future reform. Asked about the question, the president of the group Les Républicains (LR) in the Senate Bruno Retailleau assures him: the LRs “are not weather vanes”.
“When you have convictions, you stick to them!”
“How will we look if we don’t support this reform?” asks the senator from Vendée, explaining that he did not wait for Emmanuel Macron to ask for an adjustment of the system. “We want a pension reform, not to punish the French, but to preserve their rights”, he assures the microphone of Europe 1.
“When we have convictions, we stick to them! And it’s not because Emmanuel Macron changes his mind that we have to change our minds too”, he assures. And to add: “We want to preserve the French pension system which is an extremely advantageous system but which can only be financed by work”, maintains Bruno Retailleau.
New rights for small pensions
For the senator, this reform must necessarily be accompanied by a decline in the retirement age, but not only. “A real reform is the decline of the retirement age, it is the end of the special regimes and it is a certain number of rights to preserve the arduousness, the long careers.”
“But it’s also new rights to increase very small pensions,” he adds. “You know, I live in a rural area. I met a farmer on Saturday who started working at 15 and retired at 62. He only earns 800 euros in retirement a month. is a scandal. And I don’t want that scandal,” he concludes.