The reform, which entered into force on 1is last February, aims to modulate the conditions of unemployment insurance according to the situation of the labor market.
Several trade unions announced on Friday the filing of an appeal against the reform of unemployment insurance, which has generated since 1is February a reduction in the duration of benefits for all new job seekers. The reform, which aims to modulate the conditions of unemployment insurance according to the situation of the labor market, provides for a 25% reduction in the duration of compensation for all jobseekers who have opened rights since 1is FEBRUARY. An unemployed person who would have been entitled, for example, to 12 months of compensation under the old system is now only entitled to nine months.
A minimum floor of six months is preserved. The first impacts are therefore expected from 1is august. In a press release, Unsa announced first on Friday that “in the face of a new unfair and brutal reform aimed at job seekers“, the organization had “decided to seize the Council of State to obtain its cancellation“. Shortly after, the CGT, FSU and Solidaires announced that theyattack the Council of State’s unemployment insurance decreepublished on January 26, stating that “all the trade unions jointly file appeals“. According to the CGT, the CFDT and the CFTC must thus file a common appeal, other appeals must come from FO and the CFE-CGC.
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«If the government persists in forcing its pension reform, we must not forget that it used the same strategy, despite the unanimous opposition of all the trade unions to reform unemployment insurance“, write the CGT, FSU and Solidaires, denouncing “an unjust, unjustified reform which breaks a little more the rights of those deprived of employment“. The previous controversial reform, launched in 2019 and fully entering into force at the end of 2021, had been delayed for two years due to the Covid and the appeals of the unions before the Council of State. In particular, it has tightened the conditions of compensation for job seekers, in particular those alternating periods of work and inactivity.