Paris — A group of lawmakers on Thursday introduced a new bill that would require a social contract between a French government and its citizens.
The bill was introduced by lawmaker Marie-Thérèse Lejeune and her Democratic Party colleague Dominique Cegielski in the French lower house of parliament and was introduced with the support of the centrist, right-wing United Left party.
The proposal would require citizens to sign an agreement to have an automatic “social contract” that would provide “a system of social security,” Lejeunes said in a statement.
“It’s the first time a bill on this scale has been introduced in France, in the current crisis,” she said.
“This is a very important first step.”
Lejeunes proposed the legislation in response to a social security crisis that has seen nearly 4 million people take part in unpaid labor during the past six months.
She said that more than 3.3 million workers in France have participated in unpaid work since the end of May, with 1.5 million of them being on welfare or disability.
Lejeune said that many of the workers who are in poverty are from the poorer parts of France and have never seen a social safety net.
The proposed legislation, however, has not been endorsed by all lawmakers.
Lejeames bill was proposed in response, and she said that it was not possible to legislate for a social union without a social agreement.
The Social Democrats and Socialists party in the European Parliament have also expressed support for the bill.
The Social Democrats have been among the most outspoken supporters of the social contract.
In July, they urged France to pass a bill that will guarantee “an adequate level of support” to people in the country’s social welfare system.
In addition, the Social Democrats are the second-largest party in Parliament, with more than 30 seats in the 150-member parliament.
The party has been pushing for a Social Contract for a decade, with many of its members arguing that it would be a more effective tool for combating poverty than other measures such as a national welfare state.
According to the party’s website, the party has supported a social compact for France since the 1990s.
The Socialist Party, meanwhile, has been more skeptical about the social compact.
The party is currently in power in the National Assembly, but has not yet introduced a bill for a national social contract and has not passed any measures on the issue.
“This is not a social pact, it’s a social welfare law.
It is not going to solve the social problem,” said Socialist Party leader and party leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has been a vocal critic of the proposed legislation.
The government has not taken up the issue of a social contracts since 2011, when the Socialists and the conservative Les Républicains party agreed to introduce a bill, but were unable to pass it.