While the social plans are increasing, the government has reaffirmed its willingness to preserve jobs and mitigate the risk of a wave of layoffs.
The president of the Republic, Mr Emmanuel MACRON, has received, on 24 June, the social partners for their detail the decisions taken in the matter. Activity partial (or partial unemployment) is part of the main shock absorbers, chosen by the government.
Activity long-term partial to save the jobs
From 1 July, the activity long-term partial (APLD) may be enabled by the businesses operating in sectors that are “permanently impacted ” by the crisis. The company may place all or part of its employees in partial unemployment, provided that the working load reaches at least 60 % of the working time of the employee. In other words, an employee subject to the 35 hours of weekly work may not work only 21 hours.
The employee will receive between 70 and 100 % of his compensation, provided that it does not exceed 4.5 times the MINIMUM wage (6927 € gross monthly). The State will reimburse the companies up to 85 % of the sums incurred and even 90 % for employees earning the SMIC. The device is called upon to endure, and to evolve to best meet the needs of businesses.
The other hand, the Head of State confirmed that the part-time unemployment, as it has been in place since the beginning of the confinement, is maintained until the next October 1st even if the conditions are known, there too, to evolve.