Partial unemployment figures are skyrocketing. " Since the start of the crisis, 1.2 million employees and almost 100,000 businesses have been affected "; tweeted Labor Minister Muriel Pénicaud this Wednesday evening. On Tuesday, the figure was 37,000 companies and 700,000 employees.
At the end of the morning, the Council of Ministers had approved a " complete overhaul of the partial unemployment benefit system " by order. " We have decided that companies will be reimbursed the full compensation up to 4.5 times the minimum wage, " said the Minister of Labor to that.
In addition, she assured that partial unemployment will be extended to all employees, including childminders and home workers, who usually cannot benefit from it.
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Asked for several days about the existence of refusals of requests by the administration, she affirms that " only 28 requests for partial unemployment had been refused in a justified way ". At the start of the week, the minister had given " instructions to the Direcctes (regional labor offices, editor's note), which are [the] regional services, extremely precise, so that there is no difference in interpretation ".
In a statement released Tuesday, FO Metals complained that " some Direccte refused support files, thus forcing companies to resume their activity ."