Unemployment insurance reform: compensation rules extended until the end of September



This is the logical continuation of the decision of the Wise Men on Tuesday, June 22. After the suspension by the Council of State of the new method of calculation provided for in the contested project for the reform of unemployment insurance, the current rules for compensating job seekers will be extended, indicates a draft decree which will enter into force. effective July 1.

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“In order to allow the calculation of the allowance for employees deprived of employment from July 1, 2021, the decree maintains until September 30, 2021 the application of the corresponding provisions of the unemployment insurance agreement of April 14, 2017”, thus indicates the ministry in the presentation sheet of a draft decree, transmitted Thursday evening to the social partners.

The Council of State seized by the unions

As soon as the decision of the Council of State announced on Tuesday, the Minister of Labor Élisabeth Borne had indicated that she intended to publish ” emergency “ such a decree so that the current rules can continue to apply “Beyond July 1”.

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Seized by the unions, the highest administrative court ruled that “The uncertainties about the economic situation do not allow us to set up” the new rules provided for by the reform, “Which are supposed to promote job stability by making unemployment compensation less favorable for employees who have alternated short contracts and inactivity”.

An ambition to reform “unchanged”, according to the government

The Ministry of Labor ensures that “The government’s ambition remains unchanged”, and argues that the Council of State does not “Not call into question the principle of the reform”, while the remedies ” basically “ unions will be judged “Within a few months”, depending on the administrative jurisdiction.

Arguing that activity is resuming, Élisabeth Borne affirmed that the government intends to endeavor to “Reassure more about the economic situation on the job market, and therefore how we can respond to concerns” of the Council of State and “Look for the best way for a rapid implementation of the reform”.

The government has indicated that it will soon specify “The modalities of a rapid implementation of the reform”, without further details at this stage. “The objective is that it will apply in the coming months”, ” before the end of the year “government spokesman Gabriel Attal told BFM on Wednesday.

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