The Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, said Monday that the most fragile needed "to be inserted by work", at the kick-off in the hemicycle of the National Assembly of the examination of the bill "for full employment", castigated by the left. "We must put an end to the totem of aid against poverty which, because without compensation, would be in essence better than all the others" while it "locks a large part of those who benefit from it in misery and precariousness," said the minister.
Some observations sound like alerts: 60% of recipients are still registered with the RSA more than five years after their first registration, 42% after seven years and 16% of recipients are even still registered nearly 10 years later," he continued.Mr. Dussopt also addressed his first jabs to LFI: "Do not talk about work, you don't know."
Regarding local authorities, worried about certain measures, the minister confirmed the renewal of a multi-year contract between the State and the regions for the training of jobseekers. "The state is ready to invest nearly 4 billion euros between 2024 and 2027," he said. The bill "for full employment", adopted at first reading in the Senate, is the first text examined for this return of the National Assembly.
Better targeting those furthest from employment
Its emblematic objective is to reduce the unemployment rate to 5% by 2027, in particular by proposing to better coordinate the multiple actors of the public employment service, with a key to an Employment Centre renamed "France Labour". And a networked organization to facilitate information sharing. The priority is to better target people furthest from employment, in particular RSA beneficiaries, to offer them "more personalised and intensive support" towards employment.
The new "duties" planned for these recipients are at the heart of the criticism of the left, which castigates "infantilizing" measures and a stigmatization of the most precarious. The Senate, with a right-wing majority, had added in black and white the obligation to perform "15 to 20 hours" weekly activities. But MEPs clarified in committee that this would only apply "if it proves to be adapted to the particular situation of the jobseeker".
Left-wing MPs are also standing up against the new sanction of "suspension-remobilisation". It would suspend the payment of an allowance to a person who does not meet his obligations, adding a level before striking off.