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Partial unemployment: compensation unchanged until the end of April

2021-03-09T20:31:40.888Z

Consultations will be carried out next week to adapt the level of support to businesses with a view to gradually reducing health restrictions.



The Ministry of Labor announced on Tuesday the maintenance until the end of April of the current conditions for compensation for short-time working, in order to help companies fight against the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.

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The Minister, Élisabeth Borne, announced to the social partners

"the extension of the current rules of support for partial activity until the end of April,"

said her services in a press release.

These rules provide for the maintenance of the indemnity at 84% of the net salary for employees, and a zero charge for employers in the sectors most affected by the crisis (tourism, culture, sport and leisure, hotel and catering, transport ... and the activities depending).

For companies in other sectors, the remainder is 15%.

The government has already postponed several times, each time for a month, a possible tightening of the rules, which would see the remainder dependent go to 40% (with employee compensation falling to 60%).

"Adapt the level of support"

During her videoconference this Tuesday with trade unions and employers' organizations, Élisabeth Borne also announced that

"sectoral consultations would be carried out from next week to prepare for the gradual lifting of health restrictions and to adapt in a relevant manner the level of support to companies in the prospect of these reductions ”

.

Read also: In January, 2.1 million employees were on short-time work according to the Dares

The Minister also

"presented for discussion different scenarios of evolution (stoppage, degression or extension as is)"

of the hiring aid of the plan "1 young, 1 solution", which made it possible to recruit nearly 1 , 3 million under 26 years on CDI or CDD for more than three months between August and January, according to the press release.

These tracks will be

"decided on Monday during the Social Dialogue Conference around the Prime Minister"

, indicates the ministry.

Source: lefigaro

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