MMM France voices mothers’ concerns about pensions

11.12.19

Paris, National Assembly - On the agenda: Pension reform, the government project on the first 1000 days of life... Concerned by the impact on mothers, learn more about our French delegation’s recommendations.

Marie-Laure Gagey-des Brosses and Emilie Perrier, the two spokespersons of MMM France – the French delegation of Make Mothers Matter, were heard on December 10, 2019 at the National Assembly by members of the Parliamentary Agreement for the Family.

In particular, the following proposals were put forward:

On pensions

  • Provide a bonus for each child corresponding to 2 years’ salary (i.e. 5% of a full career). The proposed bonus benefits mainly women who have a full career.
  • Maintain the 10% bonus from which both parents of families with 3 or more children benefit: these families invest more than the average –  in the generation who will contribute to pensions in the future –  at the expense of their own personal savings capacity.
  • Continue the allocation of pension rights on the basis of the minimum wage as in the current system (AVPF) for parents of disabled children. They are often forced to reduce their working hours or stop working to take care of their child themselves. These parents provide a true service to society and when they look after their children themselves,  save a great amount of expenses which would go into accessing specialised institutions.
  • Allocate pension rights on the basis of the minimum wage for parents who reduce their working time to keep a child under 3 years of age out of school. These parents also save the State the cost of running a crèche place (€1350/month and per child) or a childcare assistant (€850/month and per child).

On the topic of the first 1000 days of life

  • A return for parents who so wish, to take 3 years of parental leave without any obligation to share. The reform of shared parental leave is a failure in France because it does not take into account the realities of families’ lives.
  • Offer parents who so wish, a 4-month parental leave paid on the basis of sick leave – in accordance with the recommendations of the European Union – but this leave must in no way eliminate the possibility of taking long-term parental leave for parents who prefer this formula.

to improve paternal involvement and the reconciliation of professional and personal life

  • Implement a “Right to Request” law allowing employees to request flexible working arrangements to better take into account their family (children, dependent relatives) or social responsibilities (political commitment, community involvement, top-level sportsmen and women, etc.)

Discover the presentation that was made to members of Parliament(in french):

 

 

Most read articles

Together with mothers in Afghanistan for the right to education for their daughters

26.11.20

A look back at our online High Level Panel Discussion of 25 November 2020 - Event recording, highlights, how you can get involved in the #RaiseAPen campaign

Lire plus

#RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off

12.11.20

Make Mothers Matter (MMM), backed by key global personalities and organisations, is kicking off the #RaiseAPen campaign with a strong mobilisation video, answering the call of mothers in Afghanistan f

Lire plus

Changing narratives about unpaid care work and the economy

03.07.21

UN New York / HLPF - Register now to join us virtually at this year’s High Level Political Forum side-event.

Lire plus
See all the articlesof the category

Latest News from MMM and its Network

Work, education & political participation is every afghan woman’s right

28.09.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM reasserts the importance of every woman and girl 's economic, social and cultural rights and calls for the international community to mobilize.

Read more

Women at the frontline of the global water crisis

27.09.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - During the dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to water, MMM drew attention to the impact of the global water crisis on women's rights and unpaid care workload, a

Read more

Françoise de Bellefroid 1925-2021

22.09.21

Françoise de Bellefroid was President of MMM, then World Movement of Mothers, from 1992 to 2000. She passed away in Brussels this Summer leaving 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren! We would like to pa

Read more

Afghan faces and voices of courage

21.09.21

August 15th saw the collapse of the Afghan government and a return to power by the Taliban. At MMM, like much of the rest of the world, we were shocked at the speed with which change came about.

Read more

Mothers and Peace – Book launch

21.09.21

On International Day of Peace, we are celebrating the launch of Mères et Paix (Mothers and Peace), a book by our MMM colleague Pauline Ambrogi. Pauline holds a doctorate in contemporary history and is a writer

Read more

MMM France presents results of first 1000 days survey – Will French mothers be heard?

21.09.21

To advocate for the needs and expectations of mothers in relation to the French government's forthcoming reform on the #1000premiersjours (#First1000Days), MMM France was determined to hear and consult them fir

Read more