Bruno Le Maire criticizes the settlement signed at SNCF on profession ends and summons Jean-Pierre Farandou | EUROtoday

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Bruno Le Maire during a visit to the Renault Sandouville factory, in Le Havre, March 29, 2024.

Bruno Le Maire summoned the president and CEO of SNCF, Jean-Pierre Farandou, within the coming days in order that he “accountability” with regards to an settlement reached with the unions on the top of careers, which the Minister of the Economy and Finance described, Thursday May 2, as ” not satisfying “ And “provocative”.

“I have, in part, with others, the supervision of the SNCF, in particular the financial supervision. An agreement is signed which effectively commits the balances of the pension reform and the financial balances of the SNCF. I was not warned”declared Mr. Le Maire, interviewed on BFM-TV-RMC.

On April 22, the 4 consultant unions of the SNCF signed an settlement with administration on the top of the careers of railway employees, a uncommon unanimity throughout the public railway group, which made it attainable to beat back the specter of a brand new strike of the railway employees. controllers in the course of the May bridges.

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The settlement, criticized by the precise, which accuses it of circumventing the pension reform, gives, amongst different issues, an enchancment within the early retirement system, particularly for railway employees who’ve held positions which might be confirmed to be arduous.

The minister summoned Mr. Farandou “in the next few days” in order that he “account for this agreement which gives a feeling of double standards and which is very provocative for many of our hard-working compatriots who have accepted the pension reform”.

“I want him to explain to me how he finances this agreement that he concluded with the unions without us being informed”declared Bruno Le Maire. “This settlement just isn’t passable in my eyes and there was a dysfunction (…) it poses monetary issues », he asserted. The minister recalled that the State had helped the SNCF to rebalance its accounts with 35 billion euros of debt restoration in 2018 and that it was ” place “ to carry him accountable.

The World with AFP

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