Olivier Dussopt invites unions and employers to negotiate

“A return from the social partners would be desirable by November 1,” indicates the document sent by the minister.

The Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, formally asked the social partners to open national interprofessional negotiations on the sharing of value within companiesstating that the governmentintends to propose measuresin the next budget.

The "guidance document"addressed to trade unions and employers' organizations, consulted on Wednesday by AFP and initially revealed by Le Monde, underlines that the will "to associate employees with the fruits of business growth is old". He recalls that profit-sharing and participation were respectively created in 1959 and 1967 and highlights the actions carried out in recent years, including the law on purchasing power this summer, which has perpetuated the "value sharing bonus(Macron bonus).

"However, the government wants to go further“, indicates the document. He specifies that the negotiationwill first aim to generalize the triggering of value-sharing mechanisms provided that companies can bear the financial burden". He wants a "particular attention» is extended to companies with less than 50 employees. The social partners are invited to focus in particular on three axes: “generalize the benefit of value-sharing schemes for employees, particularly in the smallest companies», «strengthen, simplify and ensure the articulation of the various systems" and "direct employee savings towards the main priorities of common interest» such as responsible and solidarity investments or ecological transition.

In terms of the timetable for this negotiation, the government indicates that it "plans to propose measures as part of the next finance bill" presented Monday in the Council of Ministers or "any other draft law, if necessary to reflect the results of the negotiation". "In this perspective, a return from the social partners would be desirable by November 1“, Indicates the letter, while specifying that the social partners can inform him of a deadline which would seem to them”from a common agreement" more appropriate.

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