after their quarrel, the social companions resume the dialogue in an icy ambiance | EUROtoday

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Restore sound and picture. Monday, June 3 within the night, the leaders of the eight primary employers' and staff' organizations met on the headquarters of Force Ouvrière (FO), in Paris, to attempt to reconnect the threads of dialogue, nearly two months after having did not conclude “a new pact for life at work”. Although the assembly went nicely, based on the testimony of a number of members, restarting discussions nonetheless proved laborious. The quarrel of the month of April – with, on the coronary heart of the discussions, the important thing theme of the common time financial savings account (CETU) – left traces between representatives of employees and enterprise leaders, but in addition inside the employers.

“It was important that we spoke again”, summarizes Patrick Martin, the president of Medef. Monday night's exchanges “were frank and direct”, continues his counterpart from the Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CPME), François Asselin. An understatement to counsel that the protagonists instructed one another their 4 truths, “after the not very glorious sequence around the “new pact for life at work””. The unsuccessful end result of the talks on April 10 “gave me a hangover for several days and I said so, Monday evening, to my management contacts”provides Frédéric Souillot, FO primary.

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The assembly between social companions due to this fact made it attainable to take inventory of this setback. “But I’m not sure that everyone really draws the same lessons”confides Marylise Léon, common secretary of the CFDT. “Everyone claims to have been committed to an agreement, but not everyone made the necessary effort to make it happen”, she judges, implicitly focusing on Medef and CPME. Cyril Chabanier, the president of the CFTC, thinks that “It’s collectively that we weren’t good”. An opinion shared by Mr. Asselin.

Excluded from “starting again on current bases”

The means through which the negotiations have been carried out is itself referred to as into query, notably on the union aspect. “There was a piloting problem”considers the president of the CFE-CGC, François Hommeril, regretting that the employers don’t show “clear mandate to negotiate” and don't do “no concessions”. For Mr. Chabanier, it’s now not attainable to have discussions “which last five months, four of which nothing happens”. He exhorts every of “say things to each other right away” : “It will save us time and power. »

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