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Employees who died from Covid-19 or diagnosed positive: union anger

2020-03-27T16:18:23.780Z

The CGT calls for the end of all missions that do not meet the essential needs of the population, while health



The deaths of the Covid-19 of a Carrefour employee in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis) and of a temporary worker from Manpower on mission at Fedex in Roissy (Val-d'Oise), as well as a confirmed case of an employee of Amazon in Saran near Orleans on Friday aroused the anger of the unions, which demand better protections.

Carrefour management confirmed the death of a 52-year-old employee at Carrefour de Saint-Denis. "It is an absolute drama, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. The management of the hypermarket has set up a psychological unit for its colleagues, ”said the brand.

The CGT, which announced the death of this union delegate, lists "today (in its sectors) more than 550 suspected cases and 181 proven cases, including several serious" and claims that employees be equipped with masks.

It also asks the government to impose on large retailers "to only open the shelves of essential products, to limit the opening hours and to close on Sundays".

The CGT Interim meanwhile announced the death of a temporary worker on mission at the Fedex hub in Roissy, Tuesday, and called for "the cessation of all missions not meeting the essential needs of the population", the right of withdrawal and access to partial activity measures, "whatever the duration of their assignment contract, as long as the working conditions present serious dangers of contamination".

ArcelorMittal restarts the Florange site

Despite several cases of Covid-19 on the Florange site (Moselle), ArcelorMittal is gradually restarting its installations despite the outcry from all unions, except the CGG.

Seizure, the labor inspectorate invites ArcelorMittal Florange to be very careful about a too rapid resumption of production activity, according to the New Factory.

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"The departmental administrative management recalls that the legal responsibility of the company could apply in the event of contamination of one or more employees at their workplace", specifies this daily.

Close Amazon warehouses

At Amazon, the first union of the group in France, SUD, held a press conference after the announcement Tuesday of a case confirmed by a test of Covid-19 at the warehouse in Saran, near Orleans. The employee worked in the reception service of trucks, according to the Republic of the Center.

According to Laurent Degousée, delegate of SUD Commerce et Services, 39 people from the Saran employee's team tested positive for Covid-19 have been placed in confinement since Tuesday but "at least 90 people have been in contact" with him. According to group management, another case has been confirmed in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne).

Like the CGT and the CFDT, SUD is calling for the closure of the group's French warehouses, which according to the unions carry very few priority products (such as hygiene products) and continue to deal with leisure items (games, comics , DVD, etc.), despite the group's announcement on March 21 that it will no longer take orders for "lower priority" products in France and Italy.

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