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Catherine Vautrin, Minister of Labor, Health and Solidarity of France, at the Élysée, in Paris, April 17, 2024.

The authorities stays sole management of unemployment insurance coverage. Monday April 22, the Ministry of Labor introduced that it’s going to problem, in a number of weeks, a decree to find out the principles for compensating job seekers relevant « from 1er subsequent July ». This choice, predictable, was justified by the current failure of the negotiations that the social companions had initiated “for a new pact for life at work” – the protagonists having separated upon discovering of disagreement on the evening of April 9 to 10. The content material of the upcoming measures stays unknown at this stage, however the government has very clearly defined on a number of events that the circumstances for granting an allowance shall be tightened.

The selection of these in energy to undergo a regulatory textual content has the impact of throwing into oblivion the settlement that employers and a number of other unions had concluded, within the fall of 2023, to overtake the parameters of the unemployment support system. This episode additional strengthens the State's maintain on a social safety group which is theoretically managed, in an equal method, by representatives of enterprise leaders and staff, by way of the Unédic affiliation.

To perceive the genesis of Monday's announcement, we have now to return virtually 9 months. 1er August 2023, Matignon sends the social companions a “framing document” in order that they negotiate on new standards governing the cost of a profit to jobseekers. It is a small occasion, as a result of, over the previous 4 years, the manager had made rain and shine over the regime by setting the principles itself. The authorities's method subsequently provides room for maneuver to unions and employers, even when they’re strictly marked out within the roadmap transmitted by the companies of Elisabeth Borne, then Prime Minister.

An undeveloped endorsement

On November 10, 2023, a compromise was discovered by the three employer organizations – Medef, the Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CPME), the Union of Local Enterprises (U2P) – and by three unions (CFDT, CFTC , FO), whereas the CFE-CGC and the CGT determined to not take part. The memorandum of understanding notably improves the rights for brand new entrants to the labor market, whereas decreasing the employer contribution to unemployment insurance coverage.

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It additionally plans to be supplemented later by a “endorsement” which can modify the particular compensation parameters for job seekers aged at the very least 53: the social companions need to rule on this facet, after having accomplished one other negotiation – that “for a new pact for life at work”, which offers with the topic of protecting seniors in work. The powers that be settle for this considerably convoluted sequencing. He additionally specifies that he’ll solely presumably give the inexperienced mild to the “deal” of November 10, 2023 when the modification in query is finalized.

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