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pensions should be increased by more than 4% during the summer


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pensions should be increased by more than 4% during the summer

A.Sylvain, B.Six, A.Zouioueche, M.Mouamma Y.Kadouch – France 2

France Televisions

Retirement pensions will be increased on August 9 to compensate for inflation. Will this revaluation be sufficient in the face of rising prices?

Pensions will increase from August 9, 2022. The schedule has been confirmed by the government. The revaluation should exceed 4%. Will it keep up with inflation? A retired couple in the North do the math: Yves Pouchelle will receive 31 euros more this summer. Insufficient, according to the former skilled worker. “In view of all the increases that has in all areas, it’s really ridiculous”he judges.

In 25 years, the purchasing power of retirees has fallen sharply: -7.5% for non-executives, and -12.5% ​​for executives. After January’s 1% boost, unions want the catch-up to offset inflation. “Today, when we say that we are going to index to inflation, we are indexing to inflation, so if it is 4.8 [%]it’s 4.8”, comments Michel Beaugas, confederal secretary of Force Ouvrière. According to information from France Télévisions, all retirees, whatever their income, would be affected by the revaluation.

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