The bonuses for personnel mobilized by the Covid-19 pandemic, promised by Emmanuel Macron and the French government at the end of March, will be able to be paid. The decree relating to this device was published this Friday in the Official Journal. It concerns "agents of public health establishments and certain civil and military agents of the Ministry of the Armed Forces and of the National Institution for the Disabled".
The premium will be 500 euros for all members of the hospital staff and 1,500 € for those who have worked in the 40 departments most affected by the epidemic or in establishments or services having received patients from Covid-19, confirms the decree. "This premium is de-socialized and tax-exempt," also specifies the decree. It concerns people who "exercised their functions effectively" in public health establishments "between March 1 and April 30, 2020".
On "May or June" pay
The 40 departments concerned by the € 1,500 premium are as follows: Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Bas-Rhin, Bouches-du-Rhône, Corse-du-Sud, Côte-d'Or, Doubs, Drôme, Essonne , Eure-et-Loir, Haute-Corse, Haute-Marne, Haute-Saône, Haute-Savoie, Haut-Rhin, Hauts-de-Seine, Jura, Loire, Marne, Mayotte, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle , Nièvre, Nord, Oise, Paris, Pas-de-Calais, Rhône, Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Somme, Territoire de Belfort, Val-de-Marne, Val-d 'Oise, Vosges, Yonne and Yvelines.
This bonus had been announced at the end of March by the head of state. However its payment remained suspended with the publication of this decree, initially announced for the beginning of May, but which was the subject of intense discussions. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye spoke on Wednesday of "May or June payroll" regulations. Exempt from taxes, these gratuities will cost a total of 1.3 billion euros, according to the Ministry of Health.
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