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Guy-Oliver Segond, ancien Président du Conseil d'État pro RBI nous a quitté

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Guy-Olivier Segond

Guy-Oliver Segond, ancien Président du Conseil d'État et Conseiller national de Genève du Parti radical, GOS pour ses intimes, s'est éteint jeudi 12 novembre à l'âge de 75 ans. Nous aimerions ajouter notre voix à l'hommage unanime de la communauté genevoise à ce Conseiller d'État visionnaire au courage politique peu égalé.

Il a été le père du feu RMCAS, le Revenu minimum cantonal d'action social, un pas en direction de l'idée du revenu universel ou RBI, et dont l'idée, 8 ans après sa disparition en 2012 (orchestrée par son successeur, François Longchamp), revient en force aujourd'hui. Cela alors que l'Hospice général qui dispense l'action sociale à Genève, complètement débordé, est obligé d'abandonner l'application des multiples conditions complexes des lois sociales qui lui ont succédé. [+]

Unconditional Basic Income: Beyond the Great Confusion

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Looking at the UBI in economic terms means thinking further than "helicopter money", it is the reform that we need the most.

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Photo : Jean-Marc (CC)

In his article, Jean-Daniel Delley (DP 2289) points out that the idea of an unconditional basic income (UBI) is gaining new traction. Indeed, the economic and social crisis resulting from the pandemic has highlighted the need for a minimum income floor.

Unfortunately, the confusion around the concept of a UBI is as widespread as the prejudice and resistance to radical economic and social innovation. The UBI is not social security reform.

It comes before the redistribution of income received by workers and capital holders: it concerns the "primary distribution" or "primary income distribution". It is therefore a reform of the economic system. [+]

Un petit topo rapide sur ce que m'évoque la protection sociale actuelle, ça vous dit ?

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Entretien d'aide sociale

Un petit topo rapide sur ce que m'évoque la protection sociale actuelle, ça vous dit ? Si vous avez le temps d'en perdre, je vous propose ici quelques exemples vécus au boulot.

1) Assurance-accident privée: un médecin de 60 ans glisse dans la rue sur une plaque de glace, chute et se blesse à l'épaule. Les IRM démontrent sans ambiguïté que, sur les quatre tendons qui tiennent l'épaule, les deux tendons sains ont rompu sous l'effet du choc tandis que les deux tendons détériorés par l'âge ont résisté (eh oui, c'est bizarre, mais ça arrive et on peut le prouver).

Malgré l'évidence médicale, l'assureur-accident a persisté à soutenir que l'incapacité de travail de son assuré n'était pas la conséquence de... son accident, mais d'une pathologie préexistante (un classique des assurances-accident), avant que la Chambre des assurances sociales de la Cour de justice ne balaie son argumentation dans un arrêt d'une vingtaine de pages, après 18 mois de procédure. [+]

Collective proposal addressed to the Valais Constituent Assembly

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Draw me a constitution for the 21st century

FOR UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

COLLECTIVE PROPOSAL ADDRESSED TO THE VALAIS CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

The inhabitants of the canton of Valais, the undersigned, ask the Constituent Assembly to include in the future constitution of the canton the following articles:

  1. Every inhabitant of Valais has the right to the indispensable means that allow him to lead a dignified life and participate in public life.
  2. The State ensures the realization of this right through the introduction of an unconditional basic income.

Social protection in force has become inadequate

  • forms of precarious work have emerged, conditions and social contributions are no longer guaranteed
  • the aging of the population and the decrease in years of work threaten the AVS and the 2nd pillar
  • a new class of working poor (precariat) knows the insecurity and passes through the meshes of the social net
  • privacy controls are humiliating for claimants of social benefits
  • with its multiple revisions, the social system has become both overcrowded and insufficient

Universal Basic Income is paid

  • to the entire population regularly established, with an amount sufficient to allow a dignified life
  • to individuals and not to households
  • without taking into account any other element of income or fortune
  • without any obligation to accept a job or to have to justify his incapacity to work
  • without any obligation to provide counterpart

The introduction of the basic income

  • will be done pragmatically, either by a general measure, or gradually, in addition to existing federal social insurance, or by other reforms

Press release: Greens call for UBI pilot experience in Geneva

Press release

EQUALITY IS ACHIEVED THROUGH

THE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

The Green Party calls for the establishment of a pilot experiment for the introduction of a UBI in the canton of Geneva

While more than a third of Geneva's men and women voted for the unconditional basic income three years ago, today, on the eve of the women's strike on June 14, the Green and BIEN-Switzerland are proposing a pilot experiment for Geneva: the unconditional basic income (UBI) as a central tool for equality.

The UBI is not only an excellent means of ensuring a better redistribution of wealth among the population, as well for women than men, but also makes it possible to rethink our relationship at work completely and to value unpaid activities, which are essential to social cohesion. The UBI thus makes it possible to better reconcile professional life, training, family life, associative and political life and free time for all. [+]

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