The unions will have a role to play in organizing the resumption of activity from May 11, the date of the start of progressive deconfinement. According to Raymond Soubie, president of Alixio and former social adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy, the risk of a social outbreak cannot be ruled out.
What will be the role of the social partners in deconfinement?
Health safety issues are at the heart of employee concerns. Suddenly, the unions are very attentive to it, especially as the end of confinement is looming. Employers and unions have an essential role to play so that the French can return to work in peace. But this can only be done business by business. Social dialogue is very important in finding negotiated and shared solutions that match the reality on the ground. Can we imagine identical safety instructions in a car factory and a local store? Obviously not. Certainly, the main principles can be imagined at the national level as proposed by the CFDT.
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