Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Reform of the Labour Code: a trade union front with the government –

Nine unions are block against the proposed El Khomri law that wants to change the labor code. Met yesterday in Inter, they demanded the removal of the cap prud’homales allowances and plan to meet March 3 next

The main unions met yesterday with Inter to agree on ways to “move” the El Khomri law. So a trade union front which block the Minister of Labour will face in the coming weeks.

As a warm-up lap, the nine unions have called for the withdrawal of the benefit cap industrial tribunals, but also the withdrawal “of measures that increase the unilateral power of the employer.” And since they do not intend to stop there, they decided to meet again on March 3 to discuss a project to “risk” for employees.

The CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT, FSU, Solidaires South, UNSA, the UNEF (students) and the UNL and Fidl student unions signed a joint statement denouncing “project, developed without real consultation.”

the project the Minister of Labour “will profoundly change the labor law and carries risks for wage earners and young people who aspire to get a job,” we read in the statement signed at the end of the first Inter since 2013.

Hailed by the employers and the right to its “flexibility”, the bill is decried by unions and the majority because considered too pro-business.

it provides, inter alia, the creation of a personal account activity (CPA) and the introduction of the “right to disconnect.” It also opens the way for the company to accept minority referendum agreements, specifies the conditions of redundancy and provides for the primacy of corporate agreements on working time.

Two points crystallize opposition in this text: cap damages and interests industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal, which will move to 15 months maximum salary is less than half that today, and clarification of redundancies, two points may increase unfair dismissal according to opponents of the project.

“this bill is the straw that broke the camel. We need the government to listen to employees and just under the Medef, “commented Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT.

Valls go” to the end “

Always right in his boots, Manuel Valls warned yesterday that he would go “to the end” of the reform, stressing his desire to “convince” the French and the parliamentarians, without resorting to 49.3 (adoption without vote).

for the government, this text is a response to mass unemployment, an argument echoed by the employers, who welcomed the project.

the CFTC only major absentee representative confederation of ‘Inter, emphasizes the positive points of the text. creation of the CPA, the right to disconnect, referendum, rewriting the work time of the Labour Code, now “more readable and understandable”

Mailly: “this law is a strike”

the tension rose a notch yesterday when Jean-Claude Mailly, leader of FO, said “this law “is a strike.” And if FO did not sign the joint statement, but will be present on March 3 at the next Inter to be held in the UNSA. The CFDT has indicated that it wanted to “remove the text too many references to the unilateral decisions of employers.” Even the CFE-CGC wants to remove too anti-social measures. ” The unions can rely on the true success of the petition against the El Khomri law that had gathered last night more than 405,000 signatures. It was launched by the Socialist Caroline De Haas. While the students want to join the movement, all the ingredients for social conflict are widespread being met with a government that does not however mean back.


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