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LWill the athletes' medals be prepared in time for the Olympics? This is what’s at stake within the standoff at the moment between the strikers on the Monnaie de Paris, liable for manufacturing the medals, and the administration. The latter have been on strike for fifteen days, on the name of the CGT-Paris and the UGICT-CGT. They are demanding wage will increase and think about that administration's proposal inside the framework of compulsory annual negotiations (NAO) is inadequate.

“Recognize excess work”

Management is proposing a 4.5% enhance for workers incomes lower than 28,000 euros per 12 months, then a reducing proportion which falls to 1.5% for these incomes between 42,000 and 48,000 euros. On common, employees and contract workers at Monnaie de Paris are paid between 30,000 and 35,000 euros gross, estimates an elected official. Three out of 5 unions have signed this proposal, however they solely symbolize 48% of workers.READ ALSO 2024 Olympic Games: how unions are elevating the stakes

“1% is almost nothing”, denounce the CGT unionists who estimate that this may quantity to a rise “of 50 euros net” monthly. After a number of weeks of a social motion which stays within the minority – round fifty folks participate out of round 430 workers – administration granted a price sharing bonus of 400 euros gross, which might be paid in October. But it’s “an advance” deducted from the profit-sharing bonus, which could be paid to workers relying on the corporate's outcomes, denounces the CGT, which criticizes “a masquerade”.

The common secretary of the CGT, Sophie Binet, got here this Monday, April 8, to present power to the motion. “We have a management which has granted salary increases lower than inflation. We must recognize the excess work carried out for the Olympic Games,” she declared in entrance of the headquarters of the Monnaie de Paris, below a live performance of horns, inspired by an indication “Honk, thank you”.

Take benefit of the state of affairs

Elected officers are demanding a bonus of 1,450 euros for salaries under 48,000 euros. “In Île-de-France, times are tough with inflation, rent prices, energy prices,” explains Gilles Sorieul, secretary of the CSE at Monnaie de Paris.

Just a few months earlier than the Olympic Games, he contests any “blackmail” and need to jeopardize the manufacturing of medals. “We don’t want that. For us, it's a source of pride to be able to make rare pieces, it's important and we'll only see it once in our lives. We want to do it, but not at any cost,” says the elected official.

These 5,084 medals, designed by Maison Chaumet, jewellery firm of the LVMH group, embody a chunk of iron from the Eiffel Tower. Made from steel components eliminated throughout restoration durations, they are going to be lower to represent the “heart of the medal”, within the form of a hexagon.

Sophie Binet is because of meet on Tuesday night with the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire. “If things are not resolved by this [lundi] evening, obviously I will discuss it with the minister,” she mentioned, like a warning.

As the video games strategy, strike notices have already been filed by the CGT RATP or SUD Solidaires amongst firefighters in the course of the Olympics interval, from July 26 to August 11. Some unions intend to make the most of the state of affairs to claim their calls for.