The first figures for the tax exemption and overtime charges were unveiled on Tuesday, September 10.
It was one of Emmanuel Macron’s gifts in the midst of the “yellow vests” crisis, a boost in the purchasing power of those who work, the abolition of taxes and contributions on overtime. A measure that allowed 7.2 million employees in the second quarter of 2019 to earn 60 euros more, on average, for a total volume of 835 million euros over six months. Thus 30% of employees in the private sector took advantage of it, for 34 overtime hours on average.
475 million hours
In a 3D printing plant near Paris, Lucas saw the difference. “When I look at my payslip, I worked 20 additional hours, with a gain of 45 euros”, he explains. An additional gain that allows “Go away more easily on weekends, things like that, little gifts for the family. So it was very good ”, assures Michel, one of the employees of the company. 475 million hours of overtime were worked, a figure similar to that of 2018.