First a speech on the coronavirus, Emmanuel Macron's speech turned this Monday into a broad reform plan for the end of the five-year term.

The president assured that the contested reform of unemployment insurance, certain provisions of which were suspended by the Council of State, would be "fully implemented from October 1".

This entry into force corresponds to a "simple will", he summed up: "one must always earn a better living by working than by staying at home, which is currently not always the case".

Postponed to October due to the economic situation

The summary judge of the Council of State had estimated at the end of June that the “uncertainties about the economic situation” did not allow the new rules to be put in place on July 1, making unemployment compensation less favorable for employees having alternated short contracts and inactivity.

The current compensation rules for jobseekers have therefore been extended until the end of September.

The government, however, immediately indicated that its ambition remained "unchanged" and recalled that the Council of State had not called into question the reform in substance.

"We will continue to invest in lifelong training from this start of the school year, we are training more job seekers on a lasting basis than 4 years ago but this is not yet enough and I asked the government, as of this fall, to launch a massive plan of training and re-qualification of the long-term unemployed ”, also announced the President of the Republic in his televised speech.


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