Thursday, 20 January, 2022

CFDT ready to open dialogue with Medef on a new social agenda


In a letter he has just sent to the president of Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, affirms himself “convinced of the imperative and the relevance” of the construction of a autonomous social dialogue between the social partners.

Laurent Berger (CFDT).

« The CFDT is ready to engage in the definition of a social and economic agenda falling under our full and entire responsibility. While a third social summit between the State and the social partners will be held on March 15, its secretary general, Laurent Berger, responded to the invitation of the president of Medef in a letter dated Tuesday, February 24.

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux wrote on February 17 to his employer and union counterparts to offer them nothing less than 8 themes for autonomous discussion. The leader of the CFDT asserts himself ” convinced of the imperative and relevance of these exchanges “. He also invokes the ” unpublished period »Current, insisting for his part on« the consequences of the health crisis » « multiple, both socially and economically “, but also ” a context where democratic risk remains high ».

A “useful” paritarism

« On these three aspects, the economy, the social and the democracy, we, as social partners, have a role to play and a responsibility to assume in our own right from which we cannot escape “, Estimates the number one of the first French union, also seeing in the conclusion of two national agreements, on telework and health at work, the” translation “The capacity of the social partners” to act usefully for companies and employees ».

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Speaking before the Association of Economic and Financial Journalists (AJEF) last week, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux claimed the very concrete nature of the discussions he wishes to open. Laurent Berger joined him, calling for ” centr [er] on concrete responses to the needs and aspirations of workers and companies “. He also evokes the stake of a paritarism ” helpful ».

An “ecological transition bringing social justice”

The trade unionist does not return to each of the themes mentioned by the president of Medef but focuses on a few, delivering a vision that is not necessarily identical. This is the case with the subject of “promoting social mobility in the professional world”. Laurent Berger insists on ” strengthening equal access to employment for all in a degraded economic context “Where his employer counterpart mentions a tool such as the validation of acquired experience and the proposal of” new approaches in favor of social mobility “. In addition to the issue of ” technological changes, especially digital “, The Cédétiste pays particular attention to the” climate and energy transition “, Arguing for a” ecological transition promoting social justice ».

« The CFDT wishes that [le] first exchange [entre les partenaires sociaux] allows both to collectively define the most appropriate themes, priorities, modalities and methods in order to achieve results and to demonstrate a useful social and economic dialogue », Insists Laurent Berger.

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In a letter he has just sent to the president of Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, affirms himself “convinced of the imperative and the relevance” of the construction of a autonomous social dialogue between the social partners.

Laurent Berger (CFDT).

« The CFDT is ready to engage in the definition of a social and economic agenda falling under our full and entire responsibility. While a third social summit between the State and the social partners will be held on March 15, its secretary general, Laurent Berger, responded to the invitation of the president of Medef in a letter dated Tuesday, February 24.

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux wrote on February 17 to his employer and union counterparts to offer them nothing less than 8 themes for autonomous discussion. The leader of the CFDT asserts himself ” convinced of the imperative and relevance of these exchanges “. He also invokes the ” unpublished period »Current, insisting for his part on« the consequences of the health crisis » « multiple, both socially and economically “, but also ” a context where democratic risk remains high ».

A “useful” paritarism

« On these three aspects, the economy, the social and the democracy, we, as social partners, have a role to play and a responsibility to assume in our own right from which we cannot escape “, Estimates the number one of the first French union, also seeing in the conclusion of two national agreements, on telework and health at work, the” translation “The capacity of the social partners” to act usefully for companies and employees ».

Read also:

Employers and unions ready to give new impetus to social dialogue

Training, labor, digital, climate …: Medef wants to open eight projects with the unions

Speaking before the Association of Economic and Financial Journalists (AJEF) last week, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux claimed the very concrete nature of the discussions he wishes to open. Laurent Berger joined him, calling for ” centr [er] on concrete responses to the needs and aspirations of workers and companies “. He also evokes the stake of a paritarism ” helpful ».

An “ecological transition bringing social justice”

The trade unionist does not return to each of the themes mentioned by the president of Medef but focuses on a few, delivering a vision that is not necessarily identical. This is the case with the subject of “promoting social mobility in the professional world”. Laurent Berger insists on ” strengthening equal access to employment for all in a degraded economic context “Where his employer counterpart mentions a tool such as the validation of acquired experience and the proposal of” new approaches in favor of social mobility “. In addition to the issue of ” technological changes, especially digital “, The Cédétiste pays particular attention to the” climate and energy transition “, Arguing for a” ecological transition promoting social justice ».

« The CFDT wishes that [le] first exchange [entre les partenaires sociaux] allows both to collectively define the most appropriate themes, priorities, modalities and methods in order to achieve results and to demonstrate a useful social and economic dialogue », Insists Laurent Berger.

Read also:

SLIDESHOW> Who are the union and employer leaders?

INTERVIEW> Dominique Métayer (U2P): “We lack clarity on state aid”

INTERVIEW> Yves Veyrier (FO): “Be careful not to turn off the aid valve too quickly”