LR quite well disposed on unemployment insurance reform

Posted on September 27, 2022 at 7:23 PMUpdated on September 27, 2022 at 19:40

Important because it paves the way for the new unemployment insurance reform that Emmanuel Macron wants, but above all because it is the first of the new parliamentary session, the examination in the Assembly of the bill on various emergency measures related to the market began labor. on Tuesday afternoon auspiciously for the government.

At the beginning of the afternoon, after four hours of debate, almost all the amendments aimed at suppressing or emptying the content of the first article, the one with the greatest political importance, were rejected in the Committee on Social Affairs, with the support, not accepted but supported anyway, the deputies LR.

deficiency decree

“Necessity makes law”, defended Stéphane Viry, elected deputy for the Vosges and representative of the right-wing group, taking up the argument defended by the majority by the text’s rapporteur, Marc Ferracci. In other words, the vote on these amendments would eliminate the legal basis that guarantees the compensation of 2.5 million unemployed from 1Ahem november !

As a reminder, it is on this date that the deficiency decree adopted by the State in 2019 falls to apply its previous reform of the compensation rules following the failure of the negotiation by the social partners.

The presidential and legislative elections oblige, the deadlines did not allow them to be asked to start a new one, justified the Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, who came to defend the text together with the delegate minister in charge of Education and Vocational Training, Carole Grandjean. .

To guarantee the continuity of the unemployment insurance regime, article 1 of the bill gives control to the government by decree in the Council of State and until December 31, 2023 at the latest to set -after consultation this time- ci – new compensation rules. The Head of State wants them to adhere better to the economic situation: more incentives when it is favorable to employment, more protectors otherwise.

Blank check

“This article is equivalent to canceling Unédic to take new measures that we are not aware of”, criticized the communist deputy Pierre Dharréville, echoing all his colleagues from Nupes, who are very upset with the next reform project. “Empty shell text. We signed a blank check”, denounced, for example, the socialist deputy Arthur Delaporte.

“They may take us hostage but I cannot vote for these amendments”, justified Stéphane Viry, the argument of legal continuity offered his party an honorable way out: not to block a reform compatible with the doxa of the Republicans without having to line up behind the majority. Hiding behind the “need to take the time to re-consult (!) the social partners”, the elected LR even withdrew his amendment calling for a return to real negotiation “even if it means representing her”.

Dussopt in favor of certain amendments

Although the debates will resume next Monday in a public session, the government seemed on track this Tuesday afternoon to win the first political round. In addition to the pirouette of LR, Olivier Dussopt, it is true, has been very careful to cajole certain Members of the Committee on Social Affairs in the direction of hair by showing himself in favor of the amendments on the abandonment of posts, the refusals of indefinite contracts , fixed-term moonlighting, or even specific rules for overseas territories.

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