A “popularization” action by several collectives and unions will take place Wednesday, December 1 in Toulouse, according to a press release. In question: the unemployment insurance reform. December 1 marks the entry into force of the second part reform. It provides for a change in the conditions for entitlement to unemployment. It follows the entry into force the first part concerning the new method of calculating the allowance.
The objective is to make an “action of sensitization on the effects of the reform”, explains to The Independent Opinion Lalou, member of SUD Culture Solidaires 31. According to him, “this is one of the most scathing reforms of Unedic since its creation in 1958. And the problem is that people do not know it” , he adds. His union and the Collectif Aux Arts Etc, of which he is also a member, will be present tomorrow. From 12 noon, they will give Meet at metro Mirail university to distribute leaflets. Then they will go to Metro Jean Jaurès from 2 p.m.. There too, the distribution of leaflets and offbeat speeches is on the program for “a punch action”.
“Seasonal, temporary and casual workers most affected”
Depending on what the reform provides, it will be necessary to have worked at least six months in the last 24 months to obtain unemployment rights. Before, this period is limited to four months in the last 28 months. According to Lalou, the second part risk of penalize court contracts. He affirms that “80% of the jobs created are fixed-term contracts and a third are short contracts of less than two months, or even one day”.
“Seasonal workers, temporary workers and temporary workers will be the most affected,” he assures us. He puts those who work in ski resorts in winter as an example. “He works three years or four months in the year. With the reform, they can no longer open rights to unemployment,” he denounces. Even chosen for cleaning ladies according to him. “I know a person who has ten fixed-term contracts per month, or even a short-term CDI,” he assures us. For the member of SUD Culture Solidaires 31, the objective of this reform “wanted by the employers and the Medef, is to have any job accepted under any conditions”.
A reform rejected by the unions
If the reform has already applied in its entirety in November 2019, the Covid-19 health crisis has repeatedly postponed its entry into force. But from the start, the main unions have been there opposites. Several appeals were thus filed by the latter. They succeeded in obtaining in June the suspension of the first part on the method of calculating the allowance. But since July 1, 2021, certain measures are applicable. And the Council of State finally changed its mind on 23 october Fr validating the government decree requesting its application from October 1, 2021. A new recourse was examined by the Council of State on November 15. It deals with the substance of the reform. But then again, “according to the information we have, there is little hope that he come back on a reform already in force, “assures Lalou.
The objective of tomorrow’s action is therefore also tocall to demonstration the organized December 4 by the same inter-Collective against this reform, and more generally against the precariousness.