Paris (AFP) – The postponement of the examination of the Labour Law Council of Ministers is “not a funeral,” says the government, Francois Hollande holding that “nothing would be worse than inaction “when the protest is organized, with a first meeting in the street on 9 March.
Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, Monday decided to postpone to March 24, the passage in the Council of Ministers of the project, which faces strong opposition from trade unions, and part of the left, to “rework”.
This decision, analyzed as a “retreat” by many editorialists, ” is certainly not a funeral, “said Jean-Marie Le Guen, State Secretary for Relations with Parliament.
” the text gave rise to questions, it is quite legitimate, for questions, I understand them. This is why the Prime Minister has scheduled a consultation. It is better to take time to better win, “Hollande said Tuesday on the sidelines of a company visit in Seine-Saint -Denis.
“There is no other path than the movement. Nothing would be worse than inaction or any jeopardize our law, including our labor law, “stressed the president.
He, incidentally, supported Labour Minister, Myriam El Khomri, first in line to defend the text and who was hospitalized Tuesday for tests after what was initially described as “a little discomfort”.
Mrs El Khomri is “a courageous woman who has convictions” but also “listening”, said the head of the state, explaining that she had in fact been the victim of a “domestic accident” and “would be on walk tonight. “
opposition to the project has taken many forms, ranging from a tribune incendiary signed by figures whose left Martine Aubry to a petition gathering more than 840,000 signatories online.
on Tuesday, several youth organizations, the first student union, UNEF, called for a day of action on March 9 throughout France, with a gathering place de la République in Paris to demand the withdrawal of the project
-. “disagreements Real” –
In its initial version, the text provides in particular for corporate referendums to validate minority agreements, a cap on compensation prud ‘homales for unfair dismissal, changes the terms of redundancy and the creation of the account activity staff (CPA) brings together social rights.
“with this bill, the government is taking a serious red line, “said Martha Corpet of the UNEF, judging scandal that” the fight against unemployment, we are told that employees should have fewer rights. “
the students (UNL Fidl ), youth political organizations (communist youth left Party, NPA) or union (CGT) took part in the call.
As for the unions, they will be ten to participate Thursday in two inter-union to try to agree on changes to the executive to call and discuss a mobilization.
Some, like the CGT and FO, requiring the outright withdrawal of the project. The general secretary of FO, Jean-Claude Mailly, plans already “a great day of action” for March 31.
Others, like the CFDT, which has so far accompanied most of the five years of the reforms, pointing to “real disagreements”, as stressed in its general secretary, Lawrence Berger, Tuesday in Le Parisien. The CFDT wants to move the text, including the definition of redundancy or “provisions that allow the employer to decide alone” in working time.
Meanwhile, Manuel Valls, that unions and employers will receive from next week, also prepares the ground with PS deputies before examining the text to the Assembly, still expected in early April.
But the Socialist deputies “have the moral socks, “slipped a private committee chairman PS, who like many others is not ready to vote the draft law as it is.