Unemployment insurance: the agri-food denounces a stab in the back

companies and unions of the food industry have denounced Sunday the reform of unemployment insurance, calling it a "stab" the project of the "bonus-malus" u

Unemployment insurance: the agri-food denounces a stab in the back

companies and unions of the food industry have denounced Sunday the reform of unemployment insurance, calling it a "stab" the project of the "bonus-malus" unemployment contribution of employers to the companies with much use of short-term and seasonal jobs. "We discover with amazement, in the framework of the reform of unemployment insurance, a project of 'bonus-malus', which refers to the "seasonal jobs", get indignant about a hundred companies and unions of the sector in an open letter to Prime minister Edouard Philippe published in The Sunday Newspaper .

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"It would be a stab in the back. Any over-taxation of the contracts, seasonal would be a risk of major economic", they add, noting that the companies in the sector "transform 70% of the agricultural production and fisheries, and adapt structural moments of harvest and consumption".

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Among the signatories include groups Fleury Michon, Haribo, Lindt, Daucy and Sodebo. Some professional organizations have also joined the call, including the union of the chocolate or the national Federation of dairy industries (Fnil). "Our request is simple: take into account the seasonal nature of our jobs and our close proximity with the agriculture," argue the signatories of the letter relayed by the Ania (national Association of food industries).

Updated Date: 30 July 2019, 00:00

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