Feature – Accompanied by Emmanuel Macron and Myriam El Khomri Alsace Monday, the Prime Minister wanted to give the image of a united government in the battle to use
special Envoy to Mulhouse
This is called coming in force. While he has a habit of moving solo, Manuel Valls was accompanied by two ministers on Monday in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin): the bubbling Emmanuel Macron (Economics) and groping Myriam El Khomri (Labour). Baroque choice in light of strained relations between the prime minister and former adviser to President joined the government. But are there no urgency to gather the reformist camp as tempers flare left?
The trio all smiles visited the production site of the impressive chemistry group Belgian Solvay, a Pôle emploi agency Mulhouse then Protechnic, a small innovative company growing. Objective: provide the image of a united government in the battle for jobs and demonstrate that the executive is struggling as unemployment breaks records and that the next figures will be released Wednesday. “France must reform and we will reform the country through” hammered Valls, assuring that “the French know that the status quo and stagnation condemn us.” “Everything must be tried and we must never give up,” said he said.
Beyond the responsibility pact and Cice, beyond the 500,000 additional training for unemployed and the boost of 2,000 euros per year for SMEs that recruit announced late in the year by the head of state, it is especially the reform of the Labour Code which was discussed. As the tension mounts with the trade unions, part of the left and to the government after criticism of Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ségolène Royal. As for the petition launched against the bill, it has already collected 200,000 signatures.
“There are still those who are in the nineteenth century. Me and ministers who are present we are in the twenty-first century “
On the Solvay site, Valls has had plenty of time to measure the outcry aroused reform. “Take into account the concerns of employees!”, Was arrested a union CGT. “Take into account the need to reform this country!” Responded the Prime Minister shot back. Valls has no intention of letting go. This “modern” text to him “an act of trust,” the way “a pragmatic vision of the company,” giving it “more freedom and more flexibility.” This text “promotes social dialogue” by allowing consultation of employees in a company. It only affects “neither the legal working time” “or the minimum wage.” Of “false information”, according to Valls, inviting opponents to play the project. On the contrary, he pointed out, “a win-win agreement”, offering “new rights” to the employees.
While asserting that the method is to favor the “debate” and “discussion” with the social partners and parliamentarians, the Prime Minister has been constantly trounced opponents of reform. On the one hand, modern, to which it belongs, on the other, the old ones. “There are still those who are in the nineteenth century. Me and ministers who are present we are in the twenty-first century, “he quipped. “For me, the 49-3 is neither desirable nor necessary,” said Myriam El Khomri, whose recent comments had left thinking that the government was considering this possibility, already used in 2015 on the Macron law. Manuel Valls will continue his teaching exercise Tuesday morning on RTL. Even if he trusts that the text be voted on without recourse to 49-3, he is aware that the communication battle is not fully seated. It goes into overdrive.