Paid leave: the government is considering partial support

The terms of this support should be specified this Monday by the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne. The measure would only concern the hotel and restaurant sector.

The government will do everything to defuse the ticking time bomb. The Minister of Labor, Élisabeth Borne, should, according to , announce on Monday the terms of partial support by the State for the payment of these leave accumulated by employees on partial unemployment. A meeting is scheduled for the end of the day between the Minister, her counterpart delegated to SMEs, Alain Griset, as well as representatives of the sector.

For several weeks, representatives of the sector have been sounding the alarm. While their bars, hotels and restaurants are closed, their employees placed on partial unemployment continue to accumulate paid leave at the rate of 2.5 days per month. The stock, already large after the first confinement, swelled further with this second imposed closure. Some evaluations put the amount of this paid leave at 150 million euros over the year, or even double. However, the managers of the establishments claim that it will be impossible for them to pay the bill when the time comes.

Élisabeth Borne recalled that the accumulation of paid leave for employees on partial unemployment fell under an agreement reached between the social partners in 2012. The profession, which does not wish to reconsider this agreement, had therefore launched other avenues. Among them, the possibility of allowing employees on partial unemployment to take their days off while establishments are closed, which would allow them to receive 100% of their salary. Placement of this leave on a time savings account (CET), exemption from employer charges… other proposals were on the table.

Modification of calculation rules

At this stage, believe to know The echoes, the government would be ready to partially cover the cost of this leave by modifying the rules for calculating the payment of partial unemployment by the State. There remains a major difficulty: ensuring that this aid, “exceptionalrecalls Élisabeth Borne, only concerns the hotel, café and catering sector. The latter is indeed hard hit by the health crisis. Unlike , restaurants and cafes remained closed. The restaurants hope to be able to welcome the public from January 20, if the health situation allows it, while for the bars, no date has yet been mentioned.

This new aid concerning paid holidays will be added to those already announced during the weekend. Bercy notably indicated that the managers of the sector who have found another job due to the Covid crisis. The compensation cap for businesses remaining closed also goes . Professional organizations in the sector (Umih, GNI, GNC, SNRT and SNARR) have welcomed a “constructive dialogue initiated with the public authorities and strong measures announced“.

SEE ALSO – François Asselin: “With partial unemployment, the question of paid leave will be complicated” (4/11/2020)

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