As revealed by a study carried out by Unédic, there is a “Problem” in the calculation of allowances linked to the reform of unemployment insurance for people who have been on partial unemployment or on maternity leave. The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, herself acknowledged this Thursday, April 15 on CNews: “I asked my services to contact Unédic so that this problem could be solved and that is what we are going to do. “
The joint body which manages unemployment insurance has carried out simulations on the consequences of the reform, which is due to enter into force on 1er July, with a new method of calculating benefits less favorable to job seekers who regularly alternate periods of unemployment and activity.
Unédic is studying the case of two employees with the same periods of employment and equal pay, but one of whom has been placed on partial unemployment. The latter would end up with a monthly allowance reduced by a third compared to that of the second employee.
Same scenario for employees having benefited from maternity or sickness leave, with a roughly similar benefit gap. “We did not choose to be in partial activity, and therefore the objective is that we are not penalized”, recalled Mme Thick headed. “There is an effect that does not correspond to what we want to do so we will correct it”, she added. The Minister insisted that there was no “No reason to be penalized in your unemployment benefit if you have been on maternity leave or in partial activity”.
Referral of the CFDT to the Council of State
Guest of RMC earlier in the morning, the secretary general of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT), Laurent Berger, assured to have “Alerted the ministry” consequences of the reform.
He announced that the CFDT would soon file an appeal for summary proceedings before the Council of State against the decree implementing the reform modifying the calculation rules.
“To want to reform at all costs in an anachronistic way, (…) we are slapping on the unemployed and we have adopted a policy with a wet finger ”, lamented Mr. Berger.
In a press release, the CFDT recalls “Several possible points of dispute” of the decree. “The new methods of calculating the daily reference wage may lead to unequal treatment between two job seekers who have worked the same number of hours but at a different pace”, she insists.
“In addition, there are – among others – a risk of indirect discrimination to the detriment of employees on sick leave, on parental leave or placed in partial employment during the crisis, who will receive, because of these periods, lower allowances. “