Olivier Dussopt postpones compensation reform till later | EUROtoday

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The Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, and the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, during a question session to the government, at the National Assembly, November 14, 2023.

The authorities and social companions have discovered a brand new theme of competition: the reform of compensation for work accidents and occupational illnesses. Olivier Dussopt, the Minister of Labor, has simply rejected the joint proposals submitted to him on this challenge by the unions and employers, on the grounds that they current a “constitutional risk” and pose critical issues “in terms of operationality”. “Casualness”sighs Isabelle Mercier, nationwide secretary of the CFDT. ” It’s discouraging “, provides Eric Chevée, vice-president of the Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises. The overhaul of the system, which ought to have been authorized by Parliament this fall, has been postponed indefinitely.

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At the guts of the dispute is article 39 of the Social Security financing invoice (PLFSS) for 2024, which appeared within the preliminary model of the textual content. The function of this provision was to transpose into our legislative physique the rules adopted by the unions and employers in a nationwide settlement concluded on May 15. They had, amongst different issues, requested these in energy to take measures to counter sure results of a brand new case legislation from the Court of Cassation, dated January 20, very favorable to victims of labor accidents within the occasion of ” inexcusable mistake “ of the corporate and prone to result in a rise in litigation. Increased judicialization that the social companions needed to keep away from.

In the PLFSS introduced on the finish of September to the Council of Ministers, article 39 was subsequently supposed to place into music the need of the worker and employer organizations. But the unions thought-about that the federal government’s copy didn’t meet their expectations, particularly as a result of it capped compensation within the occasion of ” inexcusable mistake “ of the corporate. A criticism additionally formulated by two different well-established actors: the National Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims (Andeva) and the National Federation of Work Injured and Disabled People (Fnath). The employers, for his or her half, didn’t share these assessments.

“Analytical work”

Faced with such divergences, Mr. Dussopt determined, on October 18, to withdraw article 39 of the PLFSS whereas inviting the social companions to reopen discussions on this topic. Which they did nearly instantly. After a number of conferences, the representatives of staff and enterprise leaders managed to agree, on November 13, on a rewriting of article 39, the purpose being that it’s reintroduced into the PLFSS at present being examined. in Parliament. This new model plans to refer the query of compensation for inexcusable fault to “analytical work [qui] must be engaged” by the fee for accidents at work and occupational illnesses during which workers’ and employers’ organizations sit.

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