According to a press release, the Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (CPME) wants the employment of senior employees from the age of 57 to be eligible for exemption from employer contributions to the unemployment insurance scheme.
This would make it possible both to encourage them to remain in employment and to encourage the hiring of older workers, says the second largest French employers’ organisation, which, like all employers’ organisations, is in favour of raising the retirement age.
Creation of a mutual fund
The CPME also wants to encourage the accumulation of employment and retirement by abolishing the six-month waiting period between the liquidation of an employee’s pension rights and his possible continuation of activity with the same employer.
Finally, it wants to create a mutual fund so that the cost of an occupational disease leading to incapacity is not borne solely by the last employer.
For its part, the Medef says it has formulated its proposals as part of the report on the retention of seniors in employment by Sophie Bellon, chairman of the board of directors of Sodexo, which is to be submitted Tuesday to the Minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud.
The president of the Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux had proposed in April 2019 a differential aid for senior jobseekers if they return to a lower-paid job.