Arguing the existence of an economic crisis and a health emergency, he proposed also to postpone the reform of unemployment insurance until next year.
The new public pension system law, which was approved on Nov. 1, 2019, was expected to take effect in September. Nevertheless, the memory of the massive social protests, as well as the politicians' electoral interests, modified such planning.
The French authorities consider that this postponement should serve so that social groups have the possibility to both discuss different modalities for the reform's gradual application and "assume their responsibilities" regarding the current system.
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