Unions soon at Matignon: “A very positive signal” for Bruno Le Maire
The climate is warming up — a little — between the government and unions. Guest…
The climate is warming up — a little — between the government and unions. Guest this Sunday of the program BFM Politique, in partnership with Le Parisien Today in France, Bruno Le Maire was pleased that the CGT has accepted the invitation of Matignon to come and discuss with Elisabeth Borne on May 16 or 17. “It is a very positive signal, a signal of responsibility on the part of the CGT and all the other unions, reacted the Minister of the Economy. I hope this will allow us to start discussions on what are the main concerns of the French people today. »
He notably cited “purchasing power, inflation and the obviously central question of wage remuneration”. These meetings must take place bilaterally, the representatives of the CFDT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC and therefore the CGT being invited to discuss in turn with the Prime Minister.
When he was reminded that the CGT remains opposed to the pension reform, Bruno Le Maire did not worry about it. “This is one of the known positions of the CGT, but they have paved the way for other subjects, in particular on better compensation for employees, it’s a good theme”, explained the one who, a little earlier, had called “all the companies that can, that have the leeway to continue to raise wages as they did”.
Despite the mobilizations which continue against pensions, the minister reiterated that the “winner” of the reform was “work”. And, according to him, “the nation and its pension system”: “Solidarity, you have to be able to afford it, that’s the meaning of this reform. »
The work of seniors
From the start of the mobilization against the postponement of the legal age, the unions had pointed out that it was futile to ask the French to work longer when companies separated from their employees after 55 years. The work of seniors “It’s the next fight”, acknowledged Bruno Le Maire. “We must make this access, this maintenance of seniors in employment, one of the priorities”, he insisted, praising “the experience, the know-how, the wisdom” of these employees.
Finally, he regretted that the pan concerts continue during the trips of Emmanuel Macron or ministers. “You can disagree with us but don’t bother making noise. Pans prevent dialogue. I regret that some shut themselves up in noise rather than going towards dialogue”, he insisted, also regretting the filing of the Bill from the Liot group on June 8 to repeal the lowering of the legal age to 64 years.
Even if it is adopted in the ***embly, this text except surprise would not be in the Senate. “Do we have time to waste with these legislative tricks? “denounced Bruno Le Maire for whom one should not” spend weeks trampling, in immobility “.