Borne announces “minimum monthly replacement income” for 300,000 precarious workers


The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, announces a “Exceptional help” for precarious workers who worked “Significantly” before the Covid-19 crisis, which should affect around 300,000 people, in an interview this Thursday, November 26 in the daily “Les Echos”.

“I proposed to the Prime Minister the establishment of exceptional aid, targeted at people who worked significantly before the crisis even if they alternated periods of work and unemployment, to guarantee them a minimum monthly replacement income”, indicates the minister.

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This individualized assistance paid by Pôle Emploi must relate to “Around 300,000 people, including 70,000 young people” and “Its payment will last while the labor market stabilizes”, adds Elisabeth Borne, a few hours before the press conference where Jean Castex must detail the announcements of the Head of State.

“Holes in the racket”

Emmanuel Macron had announced a “Exceptional response” for “The seasonal workers, the extras who have not been hired for months, the precarious who worked in previous years but no longer find jobs”.

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He had also mentioned “Young people who can not find a student job or a first job”, claiming that ” the plan a young person, a solution will be the subject of increased resources “.

On this point, the plan presented in July “Deploys very well”, says the minister, who quotes in particular “128,000” intentions to use the bonus when hiring a young person (up to 4,000 euros) and “172,000 requests” assistance in hiring an apprentice (5,000 euros for an apprentice under 18 or 8,000 euros for a major), hoping ” break the record “ contracts signed in 2019.

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However, it reports “Holes in the racket”. “In particular, we want to ensure that there is no break in the pathways because a young person is no longer eligible for financial assistance”, she said, proposing in particular an extension of the benefit of the remuneration of trainee of vocational training.

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On the support of partial unemployment, the rules of which must become less favorable to the 1er January, she indicates that “Businesses that are administratively closed will continue to benefit from full support, with no time limit”, and evokes other “Adjustments” possible.

As for teleworking, which since the end of October has been ” Rule “ in companies that can, she says “The health protocol concerning companies will continue to apply in its current terms until the Christmas holidays”.

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For the rest, she notes a “Requires a little more flexibility” and will discuss next Monday with the social partners on this point, evoking “The possibility of allowing employees to return at least one day a week to the office”.



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