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In the presidential majority, voices are raised to put pressure on employers

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They meet for “write a new page”, in the words of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, after the long chapter of pension reform. The trade unions and employers’ organizations have an appointment, in Matignon, on Wednesday July 12 at 10 a.m., to “agree on the new social agenda”. “We had a disagreement on the reform, but they know that I am attached to social dialogue”formulated the Prime Minister at the ParisianSunday July 9, by evoking the “construction sites” defined by the social partners, who will have to be “for the benefit of employees”.

The discussions will focus on the document made public on Tuesday July 4 by the social partners listing the major topics – employment of seniors, creation of a universal time savings account or support for professional retraining, etc. – on which they wish to negotiate in the future. If the CGT has not validated the text, it will however be present at Matignon.

After six months of social protest, which ended in the defeat of the inter-union which remained united until the end, voices within the presidential coalition believe that it is now time to put the « pression » on employers – in particular the Medef – judged too “intransigent” et « inflexible ». After ten years of supply policy in favor of companies launched by François Hollande in 2014 and accentuated by Emmanuel Macron when he arrived at the Elysée Palace in 2017, several deputies of the majority believe that companies must “share effort” to appease a social situation that has remained incandescent.

Drop in unemployment

Driven by employee organizations, the subject of the conditionality of business aid is now being pushed by some of the Macronist deputies. If this policy “pro-business” a permis “the reindustrialization of the country”according to the deputy (MoDem) of Sarthe, Eric Martineau, the latter wonders about the establishment of conditions for state aid. “Shouldn’t a company that has received aid but which is going abroad pay back part of this aid? We can ask ourselves the question. Or on environmental issues, should environmental or ecological constraints be put in place? Yes why not “he points out.

Sign that the subject remains very sensitive within the majority, far from having a homogeneous opinion on the question, deputies do not wish to be openly offensive towards employers. “However, we must ask ourselves the question of the effectiveness of public spending on business aid, castigates a deputy (Renaissance) on condition of anonymity. On conditionality, we will have to go there. »

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