At this point, unemployment insurance accounts continue to recover, despite the sudden slowdown in growth. In 2022, the scheme is supposed to generate a surplus of €2.5 billion, according to financial forecasts published on Wednesday, June 8 by Unédic, the social partners-led association that operates the claimant’s compensation scheme. Back to Better Wealth “confirmed”Patricia Ferran, president of the CFDT, said during a press conference. But this statement was issued with caution, due to the war in Ukraine – in particular – which is fueling uncertainty about the economic situation.
The current improvement comes on the heels of two horrific years, during which the scheme recorded an exceptional deficit, in connection with the health crisis: – 17.4 billion euros in 2020 and – 9.3 billion euros in 2021. From the Covid-19 epidemic. At the end of 2021, Unédic’s debt had expanded to 63.6 billion. However, by December 2024, part of the hole can be filled, to the value of almost 10 billion: according to M.I Ferran, two-thirds of these savings will result from unemployment insurance reform, which has tightened compensation rules for job seekers.
Emergency measures from March 2020
‘Religion is very important’But according to him, it is necessary “separate” What is attributable to him? “Emergency Measures” Taken from March 2020 by the state, with the involvement of Unédic (underemployment, etc.). The amounts involved are far from insignificant: 19.2 billion euros. How and by whom will they be compensated? Unions and employers want the issue to be raised with the government.
Another file occupying all the spirits: the opening of negotiations between the social partners to reach a new agreement that will redefine the parameters of the situation. At present, they are specified in a decree, the provisions of which are valid until the beginning of November. However, it is not certain that employer and employee organizations will be able to complete the text by then, especially since they must first receive framework document Matignon before engaging in discussions. On Wednesday, Christophe Valenti, Director General of Unidec, announced that the hypothesis of extending the decree had not been ruled out.