The reform of unemployment insurance will take place, but in "three months", that is to say on April 1, 2021. This is the deadline for the new postponement announced this Monday morning by the president of Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, at the end of the social dialogue conference in Matignon, where Jean Castex received the unions and employers in the middle of the second wave of Covid-19.
“Given the context, it was difficult for the government to do otherwise than postpone the reform, both from the point of view of job seekers and employers with the bonus-malus
(Editor's note: the reform plans to penalize companies that abuse short contracts)
”, reacted the president of the confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises, François Asselin, to the Parisian-Today in France.
"2.66 billion euros less for the unemployed in 2022"
Since 9 am this morning, it was also a question of making "a progress report" on the first projects launched at the Ministry of Labor, in particular those in response to the Covid-19 crisis, such as the monitoring of the youth plan, professional retraining or jobs in tension.
In the health and economic context, the reform of unemployment insurance, which plans to tighten the conditions of access to compensation, is a sensitive subject.
The unions, led by CFDT, this morning asked for test cases to measure the consequences of the reform for the unemployed.
According to the latest Unédic projections, more than 1.2 million people will be unemployed in 2021.
"If the reform is implemented as planned, this represents 1.5 billion euros in savings, and therefore lower rights in 2021, and 2.66 billion euros less for the unemployed in 2022 ”, had detailed Marylise Léon, deputy secretary of the CFDT, ahead of the meeting.
In terms of economy, therefore reduction of rights, it pointed to "orders of magnitude never reached".