From our social-economic journalist Frantz Durupt:
The person who will occupy the Ministry of Labor in the coming months, whether Muriel Pénicaud or another, will have to like working behind the scenes. Because with the arrival of Jean Castex, former cabinet director of Xavier Bertrand to the Ministries of Health and Labor, and his cabinet director Nicolas Revel, who heads the National Health Insurance Fund, Matignon suddenly takes on the air of “super-ministry” of Labor and Health.
Even if it is read in the press that his then-union interlocutors retained the man he was “Endorsement” and had “An excellent knowledge of his files”, on the CGT side today, we remember that as a social advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean Castex defended the 2010 reform raising the minimum retirement age to 62 years. However, a few hours before the announcement of his appointment, Emmanuel Macron put his reform on the table, adding the question of the extension of the contribution period. Good luck therefore to the future Ministers of Labor and Health to reopen a discussion with the unions and employers, because they are unanimous for once: they no longer want to hear about it, at least for the moment, and believe that the social emergency is more on the employment front, especially for young people.