48% of executives say they are ready to demonstrate to defend their retirement

The results surprised the UGICT-CGT, which commissioned this survey from Viavoice with the Secafi company, as franceinfo reveals on Monday, September 26: 56% of managers want a pension reform that allows them to leave at 60, with an account of years of studies. This desire is particularly significant among seniors.

According to Sophie Binet, deputy general secretary of the CGT leaders, this population no longer feels welcome in the company, aware of the place they have been given. Although there is no physical effort, according to Sophie Binet, there is a mental toil that makes you want to move on from sixty.

This is the other surprise in this annual barometer: Almost every other manager – exactly 48% – say they are ready to demonstrate to defend their retirement, and 42% may go on strike. Among the damages, apart from the retirement age, is the pension level. 82% of managers want to receive a pension that corresponds to at least 75% of their final salary. While, according to Sophie Binet, private managers now receive 67% of their last salary, and according to an Agirc-Arco forecast, in forty years they could receive only 51% of their salary.

Another lesson: the purchasing power of managers has decreased. Over a year, the wage drop for employees was 2.7%, but it rises to 3.7% for managers. Why ? According to the head of the CGT directors, this is because managers are excluded from collective increases. There is, she says, “a massive downgrading of managers and a denial of qualifications by companies”.

Another point that is changing is the working hours. We are now at 20% of managers who work more than 49 hours a week, while the alarm threshold for health is 45 hours. That’s more than five points of managers working too long hours compared to the last barometer. This is, according to UGICT-CGT, telecommuting, which, if it lives up to the managers’ hopes, has had negative consequences. The time saving on transport is largely transferred to work rather than leisure, and telecommuting has encouraged an increase in atypical working hours, e.g. in the evening, especially among women.

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