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The Minister of Labor, Catherine Vautrin, at the Elysée, February 14, 2024.

The employment coverage has not been spared. In the ten billion euro financial savings plan unveiled on Sunday February 18 by Bercy, it’s deliberate to cut back the assets allotted to 3 schemes whose goal is to lift the extent of abilities of employees and younger individuals. A blow which ought to usher in 550 million euros to the State for the 2024 monetary yr.

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The measure was adopted a little bit over a yr in the past within the finance legislation for 2023, however didn’t come into drive because of the lack of an implementing decree. It is now changing into actuality. Women and males who use their private coaching account (CPF) to accumulate new {qualifications} will now should pay a “participation”. Several arguments are put ahead to justify this ” user fees ” : a powerful improve within the worth of shares exempted throughout the framework of the CPF or doubts in regards to the “relevance” of sure coaching programs adopted – 17% of them concern people who don’t declare “neither professional objective nor professional purpose”in response to a research launched in February 2023 by the providers of the Ministry of Labor.

The quantity of the rest payable “has not yet been decided, but it is intended to be at least 10% of the cost of training”, we point out within the entourage of Catherine Vautrin, the Minister of Labor. The unemployed in addition to workers who mobilize their CPF as a part of a challenge developed and co-financed by their boss, via a “abundance” of the corporate. The public authorities are relying on a saving of 200 million euros, figuring out that, initially, the envelope supposed for the CPF was to achieve 2.2 billion euros in 2024.

Strong criticism

Two different gadgets are affected by the tightening introduced on Sunday. Grants granted to apprentice coaching facilities (CFA) to cowl instructing bills will likely be minimize by 200 million euros. Furthermore, the State will scale back by 150 million euros the credit allotted to the talents funding plan (PIC), a program launched in 2018 to assist low-skilled job seekers and younger individuals with out instructional background.

The govt's choices have sparked sturdy criticism amongst unions and people within the coaching world. The introduction of an out-of-pocket legal responsibility for CPF customers constitutes “a poor response to a need for regulation”declares Yvan Ricordeau, quantity 2 of the CFDT.

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