Olivier Dussopt wants to “tighten” the compensation rules when the economy is doing well

The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt judges “need to go further” with regard to the reform of unemployment insurance and outlines its avenues of work, in an interview with Parisian posted Tuesday, July 26. “Our compensation rules must take into account the situation of the labor market, as does, for example, Canada. When things are going well, we tighten the rules and, when things are bad, we relax them”he explains, taking up a campaign commitment from Emmanuel Macron.

“It is urgent: that the unemployment insurance reform, decided in 2019 and implemented in 2021 due to Covid-19, see its rules extended. They expire on November 1, 2022”, explains the Minister. This will go through a text of law presented at the start of the school year, which will be the first on the menu of Parliament on the return from the summer break from the beginning of October. “Areas can be opened, on the duration of compensation and its decreasing nature. These parameters will be discussed within the framework of the consultation”he points out.

Regarding the evaluation of the transition to “a good situation” or a “degraded situation”he judges that he “must be objective”. This will pass “either by criteria, such as a number of consecutive quarters with an improvement in employment, or by a committee which gives us an opinion”, the methods not being “not stopped”.

Asked about the transformation of Pôle emploi into France Travail, the Minister refutes a change of cosmetic name and affirms, without going into details, that this will lead to “simplify and better coordinate the actors (local authorities, private actors…)”.

As for the RSA, which the president said he wanted to allocate on the condition of carrying out 15 or 20 hours of “effective activity which allows integration”, Olivier Dussopt indicates that “the new modalities will be put in place as quickly as possible” .

On pensions, he finally indicates that the consultation “will begin after the meeting of the National Council for Refoundation, in September”, ensuring that “the summer of 2023 is the horizon for the entry into force of the first effects of the reform”.

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