Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labour, and Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, announce exceptional measures to support intermittent and cultural workers in the context of the health crisis.
In order to limit the social impacts of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus epidemic, which particularly affects intermittent performers (performers and seasonal workers) and other employees (short contracts, etc.) in the cultural sector, Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labour, and Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, have decided to neutralize the period starting on March 15 and ending at the end of the confinement of the French population to:
- calculation of the reference period for entitlement to unemployment insurance and social rights for intermittent performers (performers and technicians), so as not to penalize intermittents who cannot work and acquire rights during this phase of the coronavirus epidemic;
- the calculation and payment of unemployment insurance benefits for intermittent performers (performers and technicians) and other employees (short contracts, etc.) the cultural sector, so that people who come to the end of their rights during this phase of the epidemic can continue to be compensated.
The Minister of Culture will also study, in conjunction with professionals and trade union organizations of employees and employers, the accompanying measures that will support artistic employment after the epidemic.