Whereas uncertainty nonetheless reigns over the way forward for pension reform, farmers profit from a step forward on this situation: they now know that part of them will see their lot enhance, at most late from 1er January 2022, due to a rise within the minimal quantity of their pension. This enhance is the results of a communist invoice (PPL), which the Senate lastly adopted on Monday, June 29, in just below two hours of debate within the Hemicycle. Unusually, it was permitted unanimously, with the blessing of the federal government and in a model equivalent to that which had been endorsed, eleven days earlier, by the deputies.
Thus ends the lengthy and singular course of a textual content that can have progressed, typically painfully, throughout two legislatures. Tabled in late 2016 by André Chassaigne, the top of the Democratic and Republican Left group (GDR) within the Nationwide Meeting, and by his colleague Huguette Bello, it had been voted at first studying on the Palais-Bourbon in early 2017, shortly earlier than the presidential election. The method was halted a yr later within the Senate. The federal government then known as for a blocked vote, citing the truth that the difficulty of farm pensions could be handled as a part of the pension reform. Elected officers from the Luxembourg Palace had rejected the manager’s initiative and the PPL had subsequently been sidelined.
Mr. Chassaigne had not too long ago put it again in movement by making the most of a parliamentary area of interest granted to his group. On June 18, subsequently, the Nationwide Meeting permitted – once more unanimously – the textual content. It’ll have the impact of accelerating the minimal agricultural pension from 75% to 85% of the minimal wage (i.e. 1,025 euros month-to-month). Farmers already retired might be affected by the measure, which was not the case within the reform defended by the manager and adopted in early March on the Palais-Bourbon – earlier than being suspended due to the Covid-19 .
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The scope of the PPL was, nevertheless, restricted by majority amendments. First change: the rise to 85% of the minimal wage will take impact at first of 2022 and never at first of 2021, because the president of the GDR group wished. As well as, a "Clipping" might be established. This mechanism considerations the heads of operations who, having exercised different actions of their skilled life, have contributed to a number of funds and are, on the similar time, entitled to a number of pensions: the quantity of pension they’ll obtain, all schemes mixed , can’t exceed a sure threshold. A tool that lowers the variety of potential beneficiaries (from practically 300,000 to 196,000) and the price of revaluation (round 258 million euros, towards simply over 400 million within the authentic model of the PPL).
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