the Senate adopts the bill paving the way for a possible modulation

The upper house also adopted a measure penalizing repeated refusals of CDIs after a CDD.

The Senate with a right-wing majority adopted Tuesday evening in first reading the bill paving the way for a possible modulation of unemployment insurance according to the economic situation, after having hardened it with a measure penalizing the repeated refusals of CDI to the from a CDD. Scheduled over three days, the examination of this text carried by the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt was completed in a single day.

Deputies and senators will now try to agree on a common version in a joint committee. This text initially provides for extending the current unemployment insurance rules, resulting from a disputed reform of the first Macron five-year term and which expire on November 1. It also triggers the possibility, by decree, of modulating unemployment insurance according to the job market, Emmanuel Macron’s campaign promise.

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Modulation, subject of future consultation

The current system “remains built to respond to a concept of mass unemployment, without being a sufficient incentive to return to work”said the Minister, stressing that “60% of companies find it difficult to recruit”. This modulation mechanism is currently the subject of consultation between the government and the social partners who “expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete by the end of the year”said Olivier Dussopt.

The rapporteurs Frédérique Puissat (LR) and Olivier Henno (centrist) have enshrined the principle of modulation in full in the law, with the support of the minister. The Minister, on the other hand, was unfavorable to another measure introduced in committee, which provides that a jobseeker who has refused three CDI proposals at the end of a CDD cannot be entitled to unemployment insurance. . LR senators, including their leader Bruno Retailleau, failed to toughen this provision in the hemicycle. An amendment providing for the deprivation of compensation on first refusal was rejected with extreme accuracy.

Another point rectified by the senatorial right: the parameters of the bonus-malus, a device which is intended to limit short contracts. In particular, the purposes of temporary assignments have been excluded from the scheme. Another part of the bill provides for facilitating the validation of acquired experience (VAE). The senators opened it up even further and gave the green light to an experiment proposed by the government of “reverse VAE”, combining employment and training.

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