Sunday, December 18, 2016

Paris – A “boost” to the minimum wage (Smic) ‘ El Khomri slice Monday – The Express

The minister of Labour will reveal Monday morning, the increase in the minimum wage, at a meeting of the national Commission on collective bargaining (CNNC). She has, for the time being, nothing left to filter its intentions.

The minimum wage rises today to 1.466,62 euros gross monthly (9,67 euro / hour) and 1.141,61 euros net, to 35 hours a week. At its last revaluation, January 1, 2016, the Minimum wage had increased by 0.6%. The last shot of thumb dates back to the 1st July 2012, the day after the election of François Hollande. The minimum wage was revalued by 2%, instead of 1.4%.

The group of experts, consulted prior to each revaluation annual, voted this year, compared to a “coup de pouce“. “Go beyond the legal formula of indexation would introduce a risk of destabilization from a situation (economic) is still fragile” judge, calling him “to the prudence and moderation“.

The consultative body, composed of economists, prefer an increase of the premium of activity, which would be a more “effective” to combat poverty.

In the absence of boost, the Smic benefits each year, on the 1st of January, an appreciation of mechanical, calculated according to two criteria: inflation excluding tobacco for the households and half the gain of purchasing power of the hourly salary of base workers and employees (SHBOE).

According to an estimate of the AFP, this calculation would lead to an increase of 0.9%, or 1%, depending on the rounding that the government would decide to apply. The hourly minimum wage would increase so 9,67 € to 9.76 or 9,77 euro gross. This would equate to an increase of 13.65 or 15,17 euros monthly for a full-time basis.

- “Income of dignity” –

But three unions – the CGT, FO and CFTC – asked the government to go beyond.

The CGT is calling for a Minimum wage to 1.800 eur gross, while the FO place its target in the “80% of the median wage“, 1.426,40 euros net. For its part, the CFTC wishes to tender, pay and social security benefits combined to a “income of dignity“, estimated at between 1,400 and 1,600 euros net per month for a single person.

there is an urgency to reorient the wealth created by the workers to the wages“, requires Boris Plazzi (CGT). Mary-Alice Medeuf-Andrieu (FO) judge, she, that,”a boost would create a dynamic of wage negotiations in the professional branches and the companies“.

the CFDT and The CFE-CGC, for their part, will stick to the automatic adjustment of the Minimum wage.

For Véronique Descacq (CFDT), the increase in the minimum wage “is not the answer to the questions of purchasing power“. “The Minimum wage should be an entry level wage when one is not qualified, but it is necessary to ensure that, through career progression, as people do not stay“, she said.

As for the CFE-CGC, it promotes a reflection on the whole of the salary range. “Has too refit the base without going into the rest of the grid, this can have a detrimental effect on the rise in the skills of employees,” says Gilles Lecuelle.

The union of the coaching claims, moreover, the introduction of a minimum wage of 3.218 euros gross for non-management employees in the package-days, and 3.549,24 euros for executives.


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