Thursday, March 3, 2016

Labour Act: Unions accentuate pressure – Les Echos

All union plants (except Solidarity) met – Thursday morning at the headquarters of the Unsa after a first meeting with the CGT last week – against a bill: the scene had seen since the 2010 reform of pensions for a left government, it is even a first. Three days of a crucial week of consultations at Matignon, the strength of the symbol reminds Manuel Valls extent of the revolt against the bill reforming the Labour Code.

but after that Inter have also left little grounds for hope in power, highlighting the differences on the substance of the text as the first means of action, which weaken the trade union front.

“Rebalancing for employees’

After four hours of heated debate, unlike the unitary statements of last week, only reformist trade unions (CFDT, CFTC, CGC, UNSA) signed the joint communiqué calling for “absolutely fundamentally change” El Khomri law for “the balance in favor of employees.” they are careful to require its withdrawal not to sacrifice the measures, significant, they approve it, as the construction of the personal account of activity and strengthening of company agreements.

But they use their strong position to detail the expected heavy modifications, such as “the removal of the industrial tribunal of scales of allowances” and the removal of most of the flexibility of 35 hours, including the possibility for SMEs to unilaterally pass employees in day package. The redundancy, “the text should allow judges to assess the reality of the economic difficulties and remove the national scope” , a quasi elimination of the planned reform.

While the Executive is willing to “move the cursor” , the scope of these claims leaves little space as it would deprive access full text of its substance social liberal and mark a major setback.

“A simple withdrawal”

more protest culture of unions (CGT, FO, FSU, Solidaires ) did not sign the statement to underscore their commitment to reaching them, “outright withdrawal” text drawing on the street. In the afternoon on Thursday, they gathered at the headquarters of the CGT – also in the presence of the GSC – to enact a call to demonstrate and strike on March 31 against “social regression” .

These differences in approach are found in the student organizations. The UNEF and high school students (Fidl, UNL) are associated with the movement of protesters while Fage following reformists and signed their statement. Young people will play in any case a key role in the evolution of the showdown with the government. The UNEF, the Fidl, UNL and fifteen associations left to call for early mobilization from Wednesday, March 9th. A “Warming up” , says the UNEF, which will be scrutinized by the government, as a massive entry of young people into the dispute quickly render his position untenable.

The pressure is even stronger than the reformers are already threatening to join the movement forward. “We will mobilize if the government does not hear our demands,” Véronique assured Descacq (CFDT). Carole Clear and Luke Berille, leaders of the GSC and Unsa, brandished the same threat. For “pressure” on the government before it presents, Monday, March 14, a new version of the text, the reformist unions have even decided in the afternoon to add to their . press a call to local rallies Saturday, March 12

at least the dialogue has not broken with the executive: intersecting at the agricultural Fair this Thursday Jean-Claude Mailly (FO) and Emmanuel Macron there drank a beer.


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