Infotech Unemployment insurance reform: why Macron is so keen on it

Unemployment insurance reform: why Macron is so keen on it

“I say to the government: ‘Stop taking us for idiots!’ » Laurent Berger is not in the habit of letting go of his language. But this time too much is too much. The new reform of unemployment insurance is out of its hinges the leader of the CFDT. “It’s a very brutal reform”, he thundered on November 24 on France-Info.

Barely a year after the entry into force of the previous reform, which had already reduced the amount of compensation for some of the unemployed, the government is giving cover. He is now tackling the duration of the compensation: this will be reduced by a quarter, for all registrations with Pôle emploi after 1er february. Consequently, an unemployed person who would have benefited from a maximum compensation of 24 months, with the current rules, will only be compensated for 18 months. If the maximum duration of his rights was 12 months, it will drop to 9 months and so on, down to a floor of 6 months.

At the Ministry of Labor, the presentation of the reform to the social partners by Olivier Dussopt, on November 21, came to an end. The unions quickly emerged to denounce a “scandal”. As Michel Beaugas, the representative of Force Ouvrière, points out, “for the most precarious employees, already victims of last year’s reform, it’s a double penalty”.

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