La loi donne quatre mois aux partenaires sociaux pour négocier une nouvelle convention Unédic.

Uncertainty about the upcoming unemployment insurance negotiations

No sound, no picture. Even if they no longer believe in it so much, social partners still don’t know if they should start from 1Verse July: Negotiate the next Unédic Agreement, i.e. the set of rules for unemployment benefits, the current agreement expires on October 31. Given the legal deadlines that must be respected, the government will have to send them a framework document by the end of June, which is probably not the case, and perhaps not before the start of the best, according to our information.

Since the “For the Freedom to Choose One’s Occupational Future” Act 2018, the executive authority is required to send a framework letter after consultation to the social partners who administer the unemployment insurance system. Article 57 stipulates that employers and unions have four months to reach an agreement or not, after which the Ministry of Labor is free to approve it or not.

paritarianism defeated

The first implementation of the measure in 2018 left them with a taste more than once: the savings targets Philip’s government had asked them to release — as much as $3.9 billion in three years — alone nearly weighed down any possibility of a settlement, even close. Noting this failure, which has serious consequences for joint action, in July 2019 the Executive Authority issued a so-called “deficiency” decree to enforce its reform.

And the judicial guerrilla war that Covid and the unions lost to the State Council delayed the deadline but did not stop it. 1Verse Last October, the new rule for calculating the daily reference wage, SJR, from which unemployment benefits are subtracted, went into effect. Followed on 1Verse November of those who set at six and no longer four, the minimum number of working months to be compensated (eligibility) and six not eight months, which is the one from which compensation for high income decreases by 30% (decreasing).

The effect of the reform is not clear

Faute de négociation d’une nouvelle convention avant plusieurs mois, tout cela va continuer à s’appliquer, même si les syndicats ne se font guère d’illusion sur la possibilité d’amender ces règles dontont ils de én’ hardness; It is said, if the government is manipulating time then it is, because it does not want to burden the social agenda of the second half in which pensions will replace it. Some don’t expect a new agreement before 2e Half of 2023, or even 2024, unless a sudden contraction in the labor market forces the executive to step back.

The first events of the National Council for Reestablishment – on June 22 chaired by Emmanuel Macron, on 29 by Elizabeth Bourne – may allow us to learn more. This postponement would at least give more time for the social partners, or even the Ministry of Labor, to conduct an assessment of the reform, a mandatory passing point before any change is considered. This is absolutely necessary as there is some uncertainty about the impact of the reform.

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