It is a great victory for the reformist unions. The CFDT, UNSA and CFTC, made Prime Minister Édouard Philippe bend, forced to move back to the pivotal age at 64, a budgetary measure aimed at balancing the pension system by 2027. “This decision marks a turning point. willingness to compromise on the part of the government, “hastened to comment on Laurent Berger, the leader of the Belleville trade union center, on Saturday January 11, after receiving a letter from Matignon. This success allows the Belleville power plant to come out on top of a social conflict that lasted 5 weeks and saw CFDT militants demonstrate twice. A great first for more than ten years. “The battle against the pivotal age was a good opportunity to assert a responsible but demanding trade unionism”, analyzes Dominique Andolfatto, professor at the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
Difficult compromise with the Medef
But the hardest part remains to be done because, in his letter, the head of government confronts the social partners with their responsibilities by asking them to find alternative solutions at the pivotal age.