Monday, February 22, 2016

Labour law: trade union response is organized – The World

The secretary general of the CGT, Philippe  Martinez, opposite the Prime Minister, Manuel  Valls, and the Minister of Labour, Myriam El  Khomri, January 11 at Matignon.

Against the labor reform bill , time is the mobilization of the trade union side. The General Confederation of Labour (CGT) has invited nine unions, Monday, February 22, to discuss on Tuesday its premises in Montreuil, near Paris, “actions and joint initiatives” against a text considered too favorable to employers

Four of them have already accepted. and the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT), Force Ouvrière (FO), the national Union of autonomous unions (UNSA) and the French Confederation of Management – General Confederation of executives (CFE-CGE)

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Five other unions have not yet submitted their answer: the unitary union Federation (FSU), Solidarity, the French Confederation of Christian workers (CFTC) and two student organizations, the national Union of students of France (UNEF) and the national Union schoolgirl (UNL).

It will be “evaluate the possible action fields and joint initiatives “ and ” discuss the analysis of the social, economic and political “ of France, is it explained in the invitation sent to the heads of nine organizations whose Agence France-Presse (AFP) obtained a copy.

“Securing ‘ legal layoffs

the CGT first union of France, announced on Friday its intention to set up “a strong and united response of the world of work” after the disclosure of the bill of the Minister of Labour, Myriam El Khomri . Other unions also protested against a text which is too much emphasis they think the demands of big business.

Sent to the Council of State, the bill provides for the primacy of agreements company’s working hours, the possibility of a referendum to validate minority agreements, “securitization” the legal redundancy for businesses, industrial tribunals allowances capped and easier access to day package in small businesses.

“the unions are weakened by a law that was imposed on them. It is taking us two arms and two legs. There is a fundamental paradigm shift “, told AFP Marie-Françoise Leflon, number two of the CFE-CGC, who will attend the Inter

And to continue.:

“it touches our heart of life: social dialogue, the conventional fabric, the collective agreement, the branch agreement … This is our life, we can not not remain insensitive. “

Valls:” There are some who are still in the nineteenth th century “

Quoted by France TV Info, Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, openly responded to criticism on Tuesday afternoon while traveling in Alsace. The head of government called the reform a “ indispensable.” ” Read it ! “ he launched, lamenting that” there [was] a lot of nonsense heard here and there. “

If taking unions, Mr. Valls added:

” There are some who are still in the nineteenth th century we [the government], we are in the twenty th century and we know that economy and social progress go hand in hand. (…) It is a message to the 3.5 million unemployed in this country to tell them that we do not accept the inevitable. No. Everything must be tried, and we must never give up. “

In the first circle of the head of government, c ette law was also presented to the World as ” a moment of truth for the left “ citing labor reforms undertaken in recent years in Germany, Spain and Italy: ” it is proof that we really want to reform the country, out in the cult of the past and respect for France and not only for the left. “

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On Friday evening, the President of the Republic, François Hollande had, for its part, tried to reassure by saying that “french employees do Lock [would] nt any of their rights affected” that [gave] collective bargaining instead she never had in our country” .


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