Emmanuel Macron to overhaul welfare despite economic crisis and lections2 min read . Updated: 02 Mar 2021, 10:31 PM IST
- The overhaul, which the government initially designed to reduce instability and encourage people to take longer-term contracts, could cut benefits for some job seekers and ultimately hit some firms with higher contributions
French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing through contested and delayed changes to unemployment insurance, even as the labor market reels from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and as he faces a re-election challenge a year from now.
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