Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Teleworking: employers and unions in search of an agreement


Climate change for the third negotiating session on teleworking which opens this Monday afternoon on the basis of a new draft agreement sent Sunday evening by the employers to the unions.

Negotiations on teleworking started on November 3.

What if the telework negotiation results in an agreement? Asked before the second discussion session between the employers and the unions, the question would have appeared absurd, as the tension made such a prospect improbable. The draft agreement transmitted by the employers before this meeting of November 17 did not suggest any opening. Not only was the CPME braking four irons against any prospect of compromise beyond the sole issue of teleworking in the event of force majeure, but the executive council of Medef had rejected any hand extended to the unions.

Hubert Mongon, general delegate of the UIMM and leader of the representatives of the employers, had nevertheless left this meeting, last Tuesday, with a sharp optimism with the weakness of its room for maneuver. On the side of the unions, in particular the CFDT, very recovered at the start of the discussions, the time was also for appeasement.

Climate change for the third negotiating session on teleworking which opens this Monday afternoon on the basis of a new draft agreement sent Sunday evening by the employers to the unions.

Negotiations on teleworking started on November 3.

What if the telework negotiation results in an agreement? Asked before the second discussion session between the employers and the unions, the question would have appeared absurd, as the tension made such a prospect improbable. The draft agreement transmitted by the employers before this meeting of November 17 did not suggest any opening. Not only was the CPME braking four irons against any prospect of compromise beyond the sole issue of teleworking in the event of force majeure, but the executive council of Medef had rejected any hand extended to the unions.

Hubert Mongon, general delegate of the UIMM and leader of the representatives of the employers, had nevertheless left this meeting, last Tuesday, with a sharp optimism with the weakness of its room for maneuver. On the side of the unions, in particular the CFDT, very recovered at the start of the discussions, the time was also for appeasement.