This Tuesday, the summary judge of the Council of State decided to suspend the rules for calculating unemployment insurance supposed to apply to job seekers soon. This new calculation of the amount of unemployment benefit initially planned after the reform of July 1 had provoked strong reactions.
“The uncertainties over the economic situation do not allow the new rules to be put in place” on 1 July, “which are supposed to promote job stability by making unemployment compensation less favorable for employees who have alternated short contracts and inactivity . On the other hand, the judge does not call into question the principle of the reform itself ”, indicates the Council of State in a press release.
“Wait a little longer”
For the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, “the Council of State asks us to wait a little longer” and “only censors the date of entry into force”. “We will examine the responses that can be provided to reassure the economic recovery and the dynamics of employment” in order to allow “a rapid application of the reform”, she added.
“After this order issued urgently, the ‘substantive’ appeals of the unions against the decree reforming unemployment insurance will be judged by the Council of State within a few months,” said the highest court of the administrative order .
Short penalized contracts
The Council of State had been seized by all the major centers, with the exception of the CFTC which, while being opposed to the reform, had considered that there was no “legal basis”. The summary judge “observed that even though the economic context has improved in recent weeks, many uncertainties remain as to the development of the health crisis and its economic consequences on the situation of those companies which make extensive use of contracts. short to meet temporary needs, ”the statement said.
“However, these new rules for calculating unemployment benefits will significantly penalize employees in these sectors, who suffer more than they choose to alternate between periods of work and periods of inactivity”, continues the Council of State. “It is a victory for job seekers who would have been severely punished by this reform,” immediately tweeted the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger.