In particular, the obligation of at least 15 hours of weekly activities for RSA beneficiaries is targeted.
Left-wing deputies filed an appeal before the Constitutional Council on Thursday against measures in the “full employment” bill, adopted Tuesday by Parliament, targeting in particular the obligation of at least 15 hours of weekly activities for beneficiaries of the RSA.
Rebels, socialists, communists and ecologists, joined by elected officials from the independent Liot group, believe that conditioning the payment of the RSA in this way “infringes the constitutional right to obtain from the community suitable means of existence”.
This measure, which they wish to be censored, also contravenes according to them “the principle of constitutional value of safeguarding human dignity”, according to the text of the appeal consulted by AFP.
The applicants also believe that the bill “infringes the right to access unemployment insurance” for job seekers who do not respect these activity obligations.
“Stigmatization” and “infantilization” measures
This text, definitively adopted on Tuesday, sets the course for an unemployment rate of 5% by 2027, to be achieved in particular through increased support for people furthest from employment.
It provides for new obligations for those registered on an expanded list of job seekers, which will now include all RSA beneficiaries.
In particular, they will have to carry out at least 15 hours of weekly training or “integration” activities. An hourly volume which may be reduced, according to the text, depending on “individual situations”.
The left criticized measures of “stigma” and “infantilization” during parliamentary debates. She denounces a vagueness of the activities concerned, possible exceptions or even planned sanctions.
The appeal also targets the new sanction measure created for RSA beneficiaries who do not respect their obligations. The bill provides that their allowance may be suspended, then recoverable in the event of “remobilization”, within the limit of three months of payment.
This “risks aggravating the vulnerability of people since they will have, during the duration of said suspension, no visibility on the level of their resources” and “resulting in situations of deprivation, over-indebtedness for the recipient, their spouse and any children”, say the deputies.
Among the ten complaints, the appeal also points to a “lack of recognition of the right to respect for private life” of the measure providing for the automatic registration on the extended list of jobseekers of the spouses of people requesting the RSA.
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