The Minister of Labor also assured that the hours of activity conditioning access to the allowance will not appear in the law, but in the “contract of reciprocal commitments”.
By MR with AFP
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La measure had caused a lot of talk. While the government had hinted that the benefit of the active solidarity income (RSA) would be conditional on achieving 15 to 20 hours of activity per week, this measure will not be in the RSA reform bill.
The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt specified, this Tuesday, May 23, that these hours of activity will be an objective “adapted” to each beneficiary of the RSA. “A beneficiary who has taken over part-time, we are not going to ask her to do 20 more hours of insertion […]. A disabled beneficiary who spends time diagnosing her health problems to find out which positions she can occupy, it’s back to work, it comes within 15 to 20 hours, “he cited as an example during of a press conference.
These activities, which will be “neither free work nor compulsory volunteering”, will be defined in the “reciprocal commitment contract” between the beneficiary and his adviser, a contract “which has existed since the creation of the RMI in 1988”, he pointed out.
But, “out of 1.950 million beneficiaries of the RSA, 350,000 have no follow-up, neither social nor socio-professional”, he insisted. And “seven years after their first registration, 42% of RSA beneficiaries are still there, it is a collective failure”. “What fails is the accompaniment. We are not left with our duty of solidarity when we have paid 607 euros to someone, ”he judged.
The reform of the RSA, which has begun to be tested in 18 departments, is part of the France Travail bill which will be presented in June to the Council of Ministers and which reorganizes the public employment service. To strengthen this support, there will be “additional means”, assured Olivier Dussopt, recalling that the High Commissioner for Employment Thibaut Guilluy had quantified “between 2 and 2.5 billion euros cumulatively until 2027 » the France Travail reform.
But this will also involve the redeployment of Pôle emploi positions “whose workforce has increased from 47,000 to 51,000 full-time equivalents (FTE) from 2017 to 2022, while the unemployment rate is now lower than its level before crisis,” he said.
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The bill also reforms the system of penalties for recipients who do not meet their obligations. “Today there is pure and simple radiation, several tens of thousands of people a year. What we want to create [avant cette radiation, NDLR], it is a suspension that will always be decided by the president of the departmental council. It can last a day, a week… The advantage is that it is quick to implement and quickly reversible. »
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