Opened in September 2019, the citizen consultation launched by Fabien Roussel on the “La France en commun” platform contributed to the development of his campaign project. Here are the main lines of the measures proposed as of Monday, January 24 by the PCF candidate for the next presidential election.
Fabien Roussel affirmed his desire to nationalize large strategic companies, namely those in medicine, energy, transport and food, while removing public aid for polluting multinationals or favoring relocations and layoffs.
The head of the PCF list during the next election also proposed to reduce working time to 32 hours per week, to increase the Smic to 1800 euros gross and to restore retirement at 60 at full rate.
With a view to strengthening public services, he has counted on the creation of 100,000 jobs in hospitals and 90,000 other jobs in National Education.
In order to allow employees to have a decision-making right in the company, the deputy from the North considered the creation of a power of intervention for the latter on the topics of training, hiring and investments.
In addition to the abolition of the controversial Parcoursup selection platform, Fabien Roussel has bet on the creation of the “zero young unemployed” plan, aimed at offering any young person outside the school system a permanent job offer according to their skills.
In order to help the youth present in France, he plans to double the student housing stock to reach the milestone of 350,000 homes in 2027. The PCF secretary general aims to increase the budgets of National Education and Higher Education by 45% and 43%, an increase of 25 and 6 billion euros respectively.
The communist candidate has made proposals to strengthen the social protection of young people, with access to the right to housing for all, as well as free mobility (including public transport and driving license) and care 100% of care by health insurance.
With the aim of fighting against the precariousness of work in this category of the population, Fabien Roussel proposed to prohibit disguised employment, particularly in out-of-home catering and to strictly regulate precarious contracts, namely fixed-term contracts and temporary work. .
A driver’s license is often essential to get a job.
— Fabien Roussel (@Fabien_Roussel) January 22, 2022
Guest of the 1 p.m. news on TF1 this Saturday, January 22, he also made a strong proposal in favor of young people and their mobility. “I offer free driving licenses for those under 25,” assured Fabien Roussel during his speech.
The first strong measure that was proposed by Fabien Roussel on this theme was to create a national food fund estimated at 10 billion euros per year to generalize the one-euro meal in each school structure, by promoting organic and local products.
Beyond his wish to strengthen the sector, with 500,000 farmers by 2030, the PCF candidate has made proposals to strengthen their rights, with an increase in agricultural pensions and full coverage by insurance in the event of natural or health disaster.
In his program, its objective is to prohibit the importation of products that do not comply with French and European production standards, while mentioning the origin of the products in a mandatory manner. For this, the member of the North has decided to tax multinationals in the food industry and out-of-home catering.
To encourage the recruitment of 90,000 teachers as quickly as possible, Fabien Roussel has the idea of increasing their salary by 30% and unfreezing their index point.
The presidential candidate has expressed his wish to increase school time (27 hours in primary then 32 hours in college and high school) without putting the weight on the teachers, already largely put to contribution. For this, he counted on a reduction in the number of students, with 20 students per class in kindergarten then in primary and 25 in secondary education at most.
From an organizational point of view, Fabien Roussel submitted the proposal for the abolition of homework with school work exclusively carried out at school. He also shared his wish to abolish the high school reform and Parcoursup, while mentioning the creation of CAP for all professional sectors.
The communist candidate communicated his wish to strengthen the workforce in this area with the creation of 100,000 positions in the public hospital and the recruitment of 100,000 nursing assistants each year, with a salary increase for the positions concerned.
He proposed the creation of a public pole to manage the production and distribution of medicine by financing it by a tax of 1% on the turnover of pharmaceutical companies. In the same line, Fabien Roussel campaigned for the lifting of patents for vaccines fighting against Covid-19 in order to allow poor countries to massively vaccinate their populations.
He took a stand against the laws of liberalization of the public hospital, such as the Bachelot law or the fee-for-service, by confirming his wish to repeal these measures. At the same time, he confirmed his desire to generalize third-party payment and to deconjugate the Disabled Adult Allowance, that is to say no longer take into account the spouse’s income for its allocation.
With the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, Fabien Roussel has bet on an energy mix including nuclear and renewable energies, with the construction of 8 EPRs and the relaunch of the ASTRID project (French nuclear reactor prototype for fourth generation). The deputy from the North has aimed to create an ecological and social fund endowed with 140 billion euros and to eliminate anti-ecological tax loopholes.
Wishing to offer free urban public transport to all French citizens, Fabien Roussel has estimated the investment necessary to achieve this at 50 billion euros over 15 years. It also plans to increase to 500 million euros per year (against 100 currently) the investment in the development of cycle paths and soft mobility. In order to finance its measure to reimburse the subscription of employees to TER, it divided the assumption of the cost with one half for the employer and the other for the State.
To facilitate energy renovation, Fabien Roussel has estimated the cost of replacing the 3 million oil-fired boilers at 2 billion euros. He affirmed his ambition to renovate 500,000 dwellings, considered as thermal sieves, each year by multiplying by 10 the budget of the National Agency for the improvement of housing (ANAH). In this line, the PCF candidate has proposed to raise the conversion premium up to 10,000 euros for low-income households wishing to replace their polluting vehicle.
In the latest Ipsos-Sopra Stelia poll published this Saturday, Fabien Roussel was credited with 2.5% of voting intentions for the first round of the presidential election on April 10.