Sandrine Rousseau on the economy, employment, pensions
The measures proposed in Sandrine Rousseau's program concerning pensions, employment, the economy for the primary of environmentalists linked to the French presidential election of 2022.
We will have to renegotiate the European treaties. We must fight against planned obsolescence.
We have to create a living income so that no one is below 850 euros, and no one is left by the side of the road.
We must support companies so that they bring about changes in the production system and ensure that they too depend less on oil and nuclear power.
There is no such thing as degrowth without a social project, tax reforms and massive reduction in inequalities, without controlling financial markets, without border control, without border protectionism. The only thing we can put in place today is to reform the foundations of our society and reaffirm this thing.
The tax is today the major tool of solidarity in a society. For ten years we have reduced the tax rates of the richest people. We refuse and we give up taxing financial transactions which for the most part are on speculative agricultural products. This system must be supervised. We must review taxation, develop public services, culture, products of emancipation such as care, the associative fabric. All these elements emit much less CO2. The main subject is the sharing of wealth, the exit from a system of material accumulation in which we are completely locked up.
We must cancel the unemployment insurance reform which reduces the benefits of the most precarious workers by up to 40%. It is incredible to make the unemployed pay for the crisis.
It is necessary to establish a week of 4 days, to make obligatory the anonymous CV.
Ecology is protective, radicalism is rational today. Employees must have a say in the path taken by the company. Trade unions are major players in the ecological transition, they must be involved. It takes five years paid at the minimum wage to find the time to find a job.
It is necessary that the companies which do door-to-door delivery and passenger transport employ people as employees and not as self-entrepreneurs. The uberization of the economy has been one of the most villainous and liberal reforms. Ecology must be concerned with working conditions and the quality of work. We need a support policy for careers and working conditions, more dignity at work.
We must increase the minimum wage.
The legal retirement age must not be set at more than 62, the universal points system is an unfair system. We must move towards strengthening the hardship account.
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