Unemployment insurance: unions file appeals with the Council of State – France
The main trade union centers announced on Friday the filing of an appeal against the unemployment insurance reform, which since February 1 has led to a reduction in the duration of compensation 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 February 1. . 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 August 1st.
“An unjust reform”
In a press release, Unsa announced the first this Friday that “faced with a new unfair and brutal reform targeting 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 they “attacked the Council of State the unemployment insurance decree” published on January 26, specifying that “all the trade unions are jointly filing appeals”.
“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 deprived of employment”. FO announced to do the same in stride, like the CFDT and the CFTC who are filing a joint appeal.
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