Grief of a child : the Parliament gives its green light to a leave of absence of fifteen days - to The Point

The controversy sounding the beginning of the year seems far away... Tuesday, June 26, the Parliament finally adopted by an ultimate unanimous vote of the Assem

Grief of a child : the Parliament gives its green light to a leave of absence of fifteen days - to The Point

The controversy sounding the beginning of the year seems far away... Tuesday, June 26, the Parliament finally adopted by an ultimate unanimous vote of the Assembly, the law proposal a centrist who intends to wear the leave for grieving children to fifteen working days. The text was adopted by show of hands with the support of all groups, in an atmosphere tinged with emotion, and with a few tears. A vote punctuated by applause and standing.

The death of a child is "a tragedy without equal" and we should go with "the best possible" families, even though " it will never be the size of the drama that is lived ", said the minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud, adding that the subject "takes on a resonance new" in a context of an outbreak. She recalled the "emotion" in the first reading at the end of January around this text, defending a proposal "significantly enriched" since, thanks to a work of "co-construction" that will allow to create "quickly" the new rights. "This text is born in the crash ", but the families and associations have understood that it was "an opportunity to do better" and to provide "comprehensive support" abounded Adrien Cleat (for child Protection).

A proposal for a law course with a tumultuous

The proposed law Guy Bricout (IDU-Act) has made known a journey tumultuous. In January, the "walkers" had provoked a wave of indignation in detaching it, according to the minister of Labour, the text of his flagship measure : the extension of the bereavement leave to 12 days, compared to five so far. The rejection of the provision had been denounced by the opposition as " a shame ", and the president of the Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux had asked for a new vote. In a rare call to order, Emmanuel Macron had asked the government to " demonstrate humanity."

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it had acknowledged an "error" and the elected LREM had been outbid, offering to carry the leave for bereavement of a child to be fifteen working days. The Senate dominated by the right was then adopted unanimously at the beginning of march, an enriched version that the deputies have endorsed. The text carries five to seven days of leave currently provided by the labour Code, and created a "bereavement leave" a further eight days split, in part supported by the social Security. This leave is extended to self-employed workers and public officials. A flat-rate allowance is also paid to families in case of death of a dependent child, the amount of which shall be fixed by decree.

The "considerable progress"

In an atmosphere far from the hustle and bustle of the first reading, several elected officials have welcomed the fact that the majority has admitted a " mistake ". Some people have told their own drama, like Michele Peyron (LREM) who has lost "her first child" at the age of 26 years, without " any support or follow-up ". Moved to tears, Charles de Courson (Freedoms and Territories) has hailed the text as " full of humanity ", holding that it could not emanate from members of parliament. Bénédicte Pételle (LREM), the throat, has also boasted of the " considerable progress ", the time that are advertised to "coldly" each day the death of the Covid-19.

For the Guy Bricout, the proposal has become "much more generous" than initially, Jean-Christophe Lagarde (UDI) welcoming the fact that the story " ends well ". Welcoming the "new rights" in the face of "the abyss" of the death of a child, most of the elected officials, such as Pierre Dharréville (PCF), refused to discuss " previous episodes ". "No matter what the path (...) provided that at the end humanity prevails," said François Ruffin (BIA), which had denounced the original a majority of " petty ". There has even seen, like others, "a blessing" given the improvements made.

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Gilles Lurton (LR) was also invited to "pass on this episode to retain only the best", while Louis Aliot (RN, non-registered) has welcomed a text that "returns from away" and is " a small sign of hope." Rare "dissonance" in the general consensus, Peter Dharréville (PCF) has regretted a provision that "has no place in this law" : the gift of more vacation days, extended by the proposal of law for the benefit of a bereaved parent.

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Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 15:33

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