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Unions and employers of road transport agree on the application of the Labour Code

The social partners have agreed, but the government has not yet made its position known.

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Unions and employers of road transport agree on the application of the Labour Code
After ir stormy meeting of 28 September, unions and employers of road transport met at Ministry of Ecological Transition on Wednesday, 4 October, to negotiate application of labour Law reform in ir branch.

A joint Mixed Commission bringing toger trade Unions (CFDT, (CGT, FO, CFTC, CFE-CGC) and employers ' federations (UR, FNTR, telephone, Unostra ...) reached a draft agreement to secure at branch level pay schedules of drivers, which Represent an important part of wages of drivers.

Acquired sanctuarisés

In this draft agreement, "The social partners affirm primacy of branch agreements" for "minimum conventional hourly rates", "monthly or annual guaranteed minimum wages", "conventional increases in seniority" and "for "Night Work", as well as "allowances for work on Sundays and public holidays". In long-distance passenger transport, thirteenth month and or remuneration elements "fall within definition of minimum hierarchical wages" and refore cannot be questioned in undertaking, says text. Travel expenses (meals, lodging ...) "Will register as soon as legal and fiscal security in same logic," he said

But Ministry of Labour is blocking agreement. The social partners question Office of Minister Muriel Pan, absent from Wednesday meeting, which would prevent this agreement because it would contradict ordinances reforming Labour Code.

"We are in a completely grotesque situation where, in name of dogmatism on issue of ordinances, Ministry of Labour is in process of blocking negotiations between trade union and employers ' organizations," said Jérôme truth, from CGT, to The outcome of a new meeting at Ministry of Transport.

Patrice Clos, of working Force, confirms: "This is first time that employers ' organizations and trade unions have agreed, and re is no government response."

"All se proposals are validated by both parties," said Michel Santos, president of National Federation of Passenger Transport and bus operators. We have taken note that Government and President of Republic have published se ordinances and that, of course, if a branch like ours finds agreements between social partners, it does not hurt ordinances. »

Fear of a renewed mobilization

Thierry Douine, of CFTC, requested that Government express itself "in hours that come" on a derogation for road transport. On employers ' side, it is feared that consequence of this blocking is a resurgence of mobilization.

Last week, CGT and FO truck drivers mobilized several days to move government back on ordinances reforming Labour Code. A new mobilization day is scheduled for 10 October at initiative of CFDT, already joined by CFE-CGC, and that or unions could rally in turn.

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