France: negotiations on keeping older workers in employment fail

Negotiations initiated by the social partners at the request of the government to accompany the recent increase in the legal retirement age and to prevent burn-out have ended in failure. The possibility of an agreement being signed now seems in jeopardy.

Through Nathalie Tran. Published on 10 April 2024 Ă  14h27 - Update on 10 April 2024 Ă  14h27

After three months of tense negotiations, social partners in France have failed to agree on a text to accompany the increase in the statutory retirement age from 62 to 64. Although the trade union organisations will soon be meeting to decide whether or not to validate the final text submitted yesterday evening by the employers’ organisations, the possibility of an agreement being signed appears in jeopardy. The CFDT and FO negotiators deplored the fact that the text “…

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