creation of a new CDI to promote the employment of seniors, voted by the Senate
The hemicycle voted Monday, against the advice of the government, the creation of a new type of contract of “end of career“.
THE Senate dominated by the right voted on Monday, against the advice of the government and despite the opposition of the left, the creation of a new type of indefinite term contract of “end of careerto promote the recruitment of older employees at least 60 years old. The senators adopted by 202 votes against 123 an amendment to this effect brought by the rapporteurs LR René-Paul Savary and Elisabeth Doineau (centrist) to the draft pension reformone of the main measures of which raises the starting age from 62 to 64 years.
With this newCDI seniors», the employer would be exempt from family contributions. He could put an end to the contract by retiring the employee who meets the conditions to benefit from a full pension. He would therefore not be required to keep it until he is 70 years old, which today represents “a barrier to hiring seniors“, according to the reporters. “Current employment tools for seniors are not enough“, affirmed René-Paul Savary.
France is below the European average for employment of 55-64 year olds (56% against 60.5%). The rapporteur clarified that the amendment had been draftedon the proposal of a number of social partners», which would be responsible for defining the terms of application, branch by branch. The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt gave an opinion “unfavorableto this new CDI. In particular, he wondered about his “targeting“.
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“100,000 permanent contracts” are signed each year for employees over 60
“I fear a windfall effect that leads our family branch into the red“, for his part declared the Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal. “100,000 permanent contractsare signed each year for employees over 60, he explained. If all were signed with the new contract, the cost is estimated at “800 million euros for the family branch“. And could even reach up to “2.2 billion euros» in the event of a windfall effect.
The leader of the senators The Republicans Bruno Retailleau To “formally contested» the cost advanced by the government, stressing that this amendment «reveals one of the greatest challenges of this reform“. “What would be the point of raising the legal retirement age if nothing is done about the employment of seniors?“, he questioned. “It is a direct order from Medef“, denounced on the left the socialist Yan Chantrel.
“We do not understand why we are always obliged to give gifts to companies so that they recruit people“, declared Monique Lubin (PS). During the night of Sunday to Monday, the Senate had approved the creation proposed by the government of a “senior index» in companies, on the place of the oldest, but only for those with more than 300 employees.
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