The Court of Appeal of Versailles sentenced Monoprix to pay 750,000 euros, 250,000 more than in the first instance, the CGT attacked for non-compliance with a court decision on Night Work.
The Court of Appeal of Versailles sentenced Monoprix today, Thursday to pay a 750,000 euros fine, 250,000 more than in the first instance, after the CGT attacked the non-compliance with a court decision on Night Work.
The judges went beyond the first conviction in June 2014 by a court in Nanterre, highlighting the persistence of prohibited hours in many stores.
The CGT criticized the company of not having complied with a 2013 court decision, which invalidated an agreement establishing night work, signed in 2006 by two unions, but which the CGT, the majority union, had opposed.
The company then had four months to negotiate a new agreement, otherwise it could not open its stores after 21:00, under penalty of a fine of 5,000 euros per infringement.
However, Monoprix (Casino Group) has shown a “resistance” to the execution of this court decision, “raising fears of new offenses and makes it necessary to fix a final penalty,” noted the Court of Appeal in its judgment on Thursday.
The CGT, for its part, had amounted to more than EUR 22 million its global demands. The judges, however, preferred to consider “the desirability of an overall assessment of the penalty,” reduced to 750,000 euros.
The company must also pay a further 10,000 euros per day for any new offense.