A swallow does not make spring, but it is even an improvement for the 12 million private sector pensioners. On Friday, April 5, 2019, the unions and employers who run the Agirc-Arrco regime negotiated a more favorable agreement for four years than the previous one: the supplementary pensions should increase with the inflation rate until 2022.
In concrete terms, this means that the next Agirc-Arrco will rise, scheduled for November 1, 2019, is expected to reach 1.3% (inflation excluding tobacco in 2018). From the best, after four years of freezing followed by one year a small increase of 0.6% in November 2018. Remember, to save Agirc-Arrco's finances, an agreement signed in 2015 introduced austerity measures, including "too low indexation" of supplementary pensions of 1 point compared to inflation for three years.
A pension that rises as prices, it does not improve purchasing power, you say. True. It is simply maintained on this part of your pension (the allowance represents between 20% and 60% of the total pension). Otherwise, the evolution of the basic pension paid by the pension insurance remains well below inflation: the government had limited the last increase to + 0.3% in January 2019 after a budget tour.
Towards the end of the 10% fine?
Negotiations between the social partners responsible for monitoring the future of Agirc-Arrco are continuing. Among the following subjects: the possible interrogation 10% temporary fine for new pensions for three years (except that you agree to work a year longer). Because this device was not inefficient, it had expressed the wish to question the beginning of January, while this reduction had just taken effect. A following trading session is planned for April or May.
Also read: – Agirc-Arrco, will your pension be reduced by 10%?
– Our file: pension reform 2019