On the other hand, if this national rate were to exceed 9% or increase by 0.8% in a single quarter, then we would go into the “red”. Synonymous with a difficult period, this would allow a 100% restoration of rights, also for the same new jobseekers. In both cases, “the guarantee for the minimum floor of six months is maintained, assures the regional director of Pôle Emploi Corse. For seasonal activity, for example, people who manage to work six months will still be entitled to six months’ unemployment benefit.
“We are against it because it is against the interests of the job seeker, however, Maidee Nicolai-Marcellini, of the Corsican Workers’ Union (STC), assumes. We have people who have worked, especially the elderly, who are facing the difficulties of being employed and who are at risk of having 25% of their unemployment benefit entitlements taken after they have contributed to them.
A finding that is all the more relevant since seniors – in the sense of Pôle Emploi – are the ones who should feel the effects of this reform the most. The current principle of one working day, one day compensated allows for compensation over a maximum period of 24 months for those under the age of 53, 30 months for those aged 53-54 and 36 months for those aged 55 and over. By removing 25%, this last age group would lose nine months to fall to a maximum of 27. “It will be the hardest hit, they are more often part-time and, if they have to leave their homes, have the right to refuse permanent contracts that do not correspond to the end of their work, condemns Maidee Nicolai-Marcellini. It is discriminatory, another injustice and social inequality created by the Macron government.”
The very first effects of the reform, whose official texts have not yet been written, should be observed from August 2023.