Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Covid-19 allowance and partial unemployment suspended after change of government


In New Caledonia, 3,500 jobs are threatened by the suspension of the two partial unemployment schemes. Announcement made by the spokesperson for the outgoing government. This concerns the Covid-19 allowance, as well as the classic partial unemployment provided for any company in temporary difficulty.



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Bad news for the actors of theevent, of tourism and theair. The Covid-19 allowance will be suspended at the end of February. For the record, this help exceptional had been set up by the government in avril 2020. It was to support companies that have been penalized by the crisis health, by ensuring the payment of salaries up to 70% of the gross salary.

“Two thousand employees, one hundred companies”

The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon by Christopher Gygès. According to the spokesperson for the sixteenth government, this device which concerns two thousand jobs and a hundred companies was to be extended until the end of April. However…

Caroline Antic-Martin and Gaël Detcheverry explain:

“Not a routine matter”

“Unfortunately, with the fall of the government, taking a deliberation which extends the partial unemployment scheme cannot be taken because it is not a routine matter”, summarizes Christopher Gygès. “The device will shut down at the end of the week.”

The other bad news

With bad news never coming alone, the government spokesperson also confirmed that short-time working was at dead point. This device helps maintain jobs in companies by economic difficultye. Example: Vale NC and its subcontractors. In this case, after agreement from the Labor Department, Cafat reimburses the partial wages advanced by the company. Problem: the crates are empty. The Cafat does not have the 600 million necessary to pay this partial unemployment in January and February.

Christopher Gygès confirmed the news as spokesman for the outgoing government.



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“We cannot negotiate”

“Work was carried out with Cafat, precisely to find fundss, to pay for the question of partial unemployment on mining activities or mining subcontractorsrs. It is not a routine business of the government ”, repeats the spokesperson. “As it stands, we cannot negotiate with Cafat to find these funds and set up this device.”

Orders to be signed

Additional difficulty: in its current configuration, the government cannot sign partial unemployment orders. Result: 1,500 jobs would be threatened. “As long as there is no government, no such message, many business leaders can doubt to be reimbursed quickly ”, warns Alexandre Lafleur, who chairs the social protection commission at Medef. “Since these are companies affected by a crisis, they cannot afford towait too long

Covid-19 allowance, partial unemployment, the fate of thousands of employees and dozens of companies seems to hang on that of the government of New Caledonia.

The decisions that could be taken on Tuesday can be found here:



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