Press release from Prime Minister Jean Castex – Conference for social and medico-social support professions

As promised by the Prime Minister, the Conference of Social and Medico-Social Support Professions was held today in Paris to share the challenges of the social and medico-social sector with all actors in terms of human resources and outlines. the necessary perspectives for support professionals that reflect the ambition directed at individuals and families.

This social meeting is part of the continuity of the upgrading measures that the government has already taken in the health, medico-social and social areas, first with the Ségur de la Santé agreements of July 2020, then with the extension of upgrades to nursing staff in social and medico-social institutions and services as negotiated in the agreements signed in May 2021 under the leadership of Mr Michel LAFORCADE. In particular, these revaluations made it possible to grant the benefit of additional indexed treatment (CTI) of 183 euros net per month to 1.6 million professionals, mainly concentrated on medical professions and nursing staff.

Today’s conference follows the government’s commitment to carry out further work for the benefit of professionals in the social pedagogical sector, who together with caregivers are responsible for supporting people in the various sectors of social intervention (child protection, disability, autonomy, housing, integration, etc.). In accordance with this obligation, the Prime Minister asked MM. Jean-Philippe VINQUANT and Benjamin FERRAS, members of IGAS, to prepare for this conference. He had also given Mr Denis PIVETEAU, Minister of State, to recreate perspectives on the importance of these professions in a context of strong transformation of the expectations of individuals and families.

These preparatory works, which largely involved the voluntary sector and the social partners, were the basis for today’s Communication on Immediate Progress in Responding to the Urgent Nature of the Situation and on the Prospects for a Deep Renovation of the Sector to Ensure Quality Support in Duration because of our most vulnerable fellow citizens.

The Prime Minister and Mr François SAUVADET, President of the Assembly of French Departments, have decided in a joint effort to register a historic commitment on the part of public authorities for the benefit of professionals in the socio-educational sector.

Faced with a context of very strong tensions with regard to staff in this sector, the state and the departments have decided to grant the revaluation of 183 euros net per month to professionals in the social pedagogical sector of justice towards the nursing staff. These revaluations, which take place for remuneration due from April 2022, must be paid on the payslip no later than June. These upgrades will benefit:

  • professionals in the socio-educational sector of structures present in the non-profit sector (approximately 140,000 FTEs). The cost of these revaluations is 540 million euros for 2022 (720 million euros for a full year), financed with 360 million euros by the state and social security on the one hand and 180 million euros by the departments on the other. .

2. The State and the Ministries also agree on the need to support the approach of the social partners in favor of a modernization of the contractual framework in the branch of the health and social sector (BASS) with a view to achieving the best delays in negotiating a new collective agreement . It is a matter of solving broad-based difficulties that structurally slow down the involvement of professionals in this sector, whereas it is the 4th largest private employer in France and its needs will increase sharply as a result of pensions and population aging. It will thus be a matter of acting at the beginning of a career, facilitating the mobility of professional careers, better recognizing the acquired skills and guaranteeing the same rights to all professionals who are not currently covered by this conventional protection. .

An additional envelope of 500 million euros has been consecrated by the public authorities. It will be funded with 380 million euros to the state and 120 million euros to the departments to ensure that the total amounts in the review framework amount in the non-profit sector lead to a distribution of 70% for State and Social Security, and 30% for the departments.

Against this background, the Government appeals to the responsibility of the social partners in the industry to achieve this conventional approximation within a controlled time horizon through social dialogue. The state, together with the French departments, will be mobilized to support and guide this approach in the coming weeks.

In total, the departments of the state and France together agree on a historic investment of 1.3 billion euros for professions in the socio-educational sector.

3. In order to ensure the implementation of an ambitious agenda for social professions, the Prime Minister called for the establishment of a “social-pedagogical professions committee” before April, which will organize a dynamic and tighter management over time of the various construction sites.

This committee will be the guarantor of the ambitions of this sector, for example with regard to the forward-looking management of the workforce in this sector, the renovation of the architecture of qualifications and diplomas or the improvement of contractualisation tools to improve the quality of professional work and facilitate innovation. .

In order to implement this global ambition, rapid concrete actions will also be implemented with:

  • an extraordinary investment of 120 million euros over 3 years for the training of professionals as well as the strengthening of the validation of acquired experience (VAE). With this in mind, the Prime Minister has asked Mr Mathieu KLEIN, President of the High Council for Social Work (HCTS), to encourage the development of a new education reference system for social workers, which in particular integrates the expertise of accompanying persons themselves. .

  • a plan to improve the quality of life in the workplace in order to promote the conditions for pursuing these occupations in a sector where the loss rate is particularly high, with support through training actions and support through financial support from the AT-MP department (65 million euros).

Finally, the State and French departments agree on the need to put an end to the inequalities observed in favor of revaluations for carers or at home, as a result of the approach taken since 2020 in the health sector. and social.

  • The state will, through the National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA), finance the implementation of salary increases for all coordinating doctors in EHPADs (40 million euros);

  • The French departments, with a participation of 30% of the state, will ensure the implementation of the reassessments of doctors, midwives and caregivers of maternity and child protection and other territorial structures (60 million euros);

  • Finally, the state, via the CNSA, will handle half of the revaluation of home care professionals from municipal social action centers, following the model with the endorsement 43 of the branch of home help (40 million euros).

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