IRON ARM: General secretary of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, arrived shortly before 8 am on Friday at the Ministry of Labour, where he was welcomed by Myriam El Khomri …
The long awaited appointment finally took place and Philippe Martinez seems rather satisfied with the face to face discussions although he remains firm. At the end of his meeting with the Minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri on Friday morning, the leader of the CGT spoke. “We had a constructive exchange,” even if it indicates continuing not to “agree” about the Labour Law.
The “backbone” of the Labour Law denounced
Philippe Martinez remained firm. “There are points of disagreement between the CGT and the Government on substantive matters, these disagreements were confirmed today,” he said, citing in particular “respect for the hierarchy of norms,” and holding that there was “no reason” to abandon mobilization days on 23rd and 28th June
For his part the Minister of Labour said not to have found “consensus”. “We have disagreements that are not new,” but “we had a constructive exchange, argued on this rule that we intend to give to the company agreement,” added the minister, noting that it would ” watch carefully “proposals submitted Friday by the CGT.
The minister recently accused the CGT practice since March “politics of the empty chair” and had urged it to “make proposals.” But the positions seem irreconcilable.Philippe Martinez denounces items composing the “backbone” of labour law: reversal of the hierarchy of norms, redundancy, enterprise referendum, development agreement and occupational medicine.
The secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, arrived shortly before 8 am Friday at the Ministry of Labour, where he was welcomed by Myriam El Khomri.