The government is "open" to the proposals of the Republicans on amendments to the pension reform, in particular on the situation of women, said Sunday the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, two days before the examination of the text in the Senate, controlled by the right.

The boss of the group The Republicans in the upper house, Bruno Retailleau, proposed Saturday in Le Parisien either a "5% premium for mothers who would have reached both a full career and the legal age, or an early departure at 63 years".

"We agree and open," replied Olivier Dussopt Sunday on BFMTV, explaining that "having differentiated starting ages between women and men, it is not very fair".

"In the text, the project that we have to improve and continue concerns the situation of women who, having had children, reach retirement age (...) with validated trimesters for maternity" that will suffer a "neutralization effect" and will be "lost" due to the increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64, Dussopt agreed.

"We can find solutions," he continued, while the reform is to be examined from Tuesday by senators, ten days after heated debates in the Assembly.

The government, he argued, envisages, for example, "saying that from a certain age, if you have not reached the age of entitlement (...) but that your career is already complete, the quarters you continue to do give rise to a premium, "without specifying the rate.

For their part, the unions committed against the reform called for the country to be put to a "standstill" on 7 March.

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