It is an excerpt from a speech by Emmanuel Macron that opponents of the pension reform widely disseminate in the demonstrations. “As long as we have not solved the problem of unemployment in our country, frankly it would be quite hypocritical to shift the legal age. When, today, we are poorly qualified, when we live in a region which is in industrial difficulty, when you yourself are in difficulty, when you have a fractured career, good luck already to reach 62 years old “, declared the President of the Republic, during his major post-Grand debate press conference on April 25, 2019.
Then he added: “So we’re going to say, ‘Now you have to go to 64?’ You don’t know what to do after 55. People tell you: jobs are no longer good for you. That’s the reality. We have to win this fight first before we go and explain to people, “My good friends, work longer.” That would be pretty hypocritical. “