the president of the Republic announced, in a meeting with the leaders of the employers ' organisations and trade unions which lasted several hours, Wednesday, June 24, at the Elysée palace, a part of his battle plan to avoid massive layoffs in the coming months. It is for support of partial unemployment. The containment is completed, the plan exceptional put in place at the beginning of the health crisis will be reviewed on the 1st October, in order to further encourage the resumption of activity, and to limit the cost to the budget already estimated at 30 billion euros for 2020.
from 1 October, companies will be able to always put their employees in part-time workers up to 6 months, but they will not be reimbursed to the extent of 60% of the compensation paid to the employee, instead of 85 % today, up to 4.5 times the minimum wage pay. The employees, too, must make an effort. They will not receive more than 60 % of their gross salary, representing 72 % of their net pay for hours not worked, compared to 84 % currently. The employees paid the smic will keep 100 % of their net salary, a level which gradually decrease up to 72 %, from 1.3 times the minimum wage pay. The companies will then not have the right to terminate a person activity partial. The Élysée says and want to do converge on the French regime of partial unemployment to those in force in Germany. Employers who would like to benefit from it to train their employees will see the cost of the training supported at 70 % by the State, compared to 100% today. So much for the new regime of common law that could be triggered on a unilateral decision of the employer.
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plan long-term for sectors most affected
For areas durably affected by declines in activity, as in the air, a plan of activity long-term partial, which strongly resembles the current plan, will be put in place. It will, however, be conditioned to the signature of a company-wide agreement (or industry professional), that is to say, obtain the approval of the union representatives or the employees themselves in the small business.
Comparison between the different schemes of support of the activity partial. © Elysée
Maintaining the current regime until October
The board has obtained the maintenance of the current system with an 85% refund of the cost of time not worked up to 4.5 times the minimum wage from July to September, the new system of common law introduced coming into effect in October. A clause revoyure is scheduled in September to make the point with the social partners on the situation and prepare for the possible arrival of a second wave of the virus, which could come any upset.
The minister of Labour, Muriel Pénicaud, took advantage of the meeting at the Elysée palace to unveil a plan to limit the use of the work is detached, and thereby promote employment in France.
The discussion on the best way to avoid a lost generation among young entrants on the labour market, beyond the aid of massive already announced for the learning, will continue next week, as the consultation on the future of the controversial reform of unemployment insurance.