Cevipof reveals renewed confidence in worker illustration organizations | EUROtoday

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40% of French individuals “rather trust” (35%) or “very trust” (5%) in unions, signifies the newest wave of the Sciences Po-Cevipof – OpinionWay barometer, printed on February 13.

The survey, entitled “What do the French trust today?” », was carried out from January 8 to 29 with a consultant pattern of three,514 individuals. In 2024, unions can have their greatest efficiency because the launch in 2009 of this barometer, which follows giant organizations and establishments (companies, justice, unions, political events, media, and many others.).

Having fallen to 27% within the mid-2010s, the boldness ranking of unions has lengthy stagnated at this degree. The busy social information of 2018 didn’t profit them, as a result of the “yellow vests” who took heart stage saved them at bay. They needed to wait till February 2020 to really start their restoration, using the succession of crises which established them as protectors of worker rights. The well being disaster has put them again on the heart of the sport by launching an unprecedented wave of negotiations round teleworking.

The authorities's want to hold out unpopular social reforms then benefited them. “The battle against pension reform has given visibility and clarity to trade union organizations,” confirms Frédéric Souillot, normal secretary of Force Ouvrière (FO). A misplaced battle, however the French apparently don't maintain it towards them. “We didn't win, it's true, but (…) the workers have (…) expressed their dignity, their demand for respect, better valorization of their work, better conditions in which to carry it out… They recognized themselves in the trade union organizations which carried these messages with responsibility and obstinacy”analyzes Yvan Ricordeau, deputy general secretary of the CFDT.

Union deserts

The performance of French unions must however be put into perspective, in view of the results of this barometer in other European countries. The confidence rate recorded in France at 40% remains better than that of Poland (35%) and Italy (33%), but lower than that of Germany (56%).

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Why do French worker protection organizations encourage much less confidence than their German counterparts? We can contemplate that, in one of these survey, belief goes hand in hand with proximity and the potential of interpersonal contact. However, France has many extra union deserters than Germany, because the unionization price of staff peaked at 10.1% in 2019, in line with the Ministry of Labor, in comparison with some 17% throughout the Rhine.

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