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Carrefour: unions urge management to speak out on its projects with Couche-Tard

2021-01-15T15:35:06.438Z

The FO and Snec / CFE-CGC unions of the Carrefour group summoned the group's management on Friday, which the Canadian Couche-Tard plans to acquire, to come out of its " silence " and to communicate clearly on the subject. Read also: Despite Le Maire's veto, Carrefour and Couche-Tard continue to negotiate a wedding project The secretary general of the FGTA-FO, Dejan Terglav, “ wrote today to Alex



The FO and Snec / CFE-CGC unions of the Carrefour group summoned the group's management on Friday, which the Canadian Couche-Tard plans to acquire, to come out of its "

silence

" and to communicate clearly on the subject.

Read also: Despite Le Maire's veto, Carrefour and Couche-Tard continue to negotiate a wedding project

The secretary general of the FGTA-FO, Dejan Terglav, “

wrote today to Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour,

and Bruno Le Maire

, Minister of the Economy, to ask them for an interview within the framework of the takeover offer. of Carrefour by the Canadian group Couche-tard,

”wrote FO (the group's first union) in a press release.

"

The consequences, especially social, of such an operation could be disastrous for the employees, because such a merger appears, as it stands, as a simple financial transaction for the benefit of the shareholders only

", estimates the union which says itself "

strongly worried

”for the“

status of the employees concerned

”and for“

employment in the group

”.

FO insists "

in the current, difficult and alarming context, accentuated by the Covid-19 crisis

"for"

a meeting

"with the CEO and the minister" in

order to discuss (the) respective positions on this project and on the perspectives to be given to anxious employees

”.

In another press release tweeted on Friday, the Snec / CFE-CGC (national union for the management of the Carrefour group, 4th in terms of representativeness) "

wonders about the silence of the Carrefour group and the managerial methods of Couche-Tard

", "

Is worried about the possible consequences of a buyout for employees

" and asks Carrefour to "

communicate urgently to its employees

".

For this union, if this “

merger

” could seem “

an opportunity

”, Couche-Tard and Carrefour operating their activities “

on different models and non-competitive geographic areas

”, the risk is that it will be done at the cost of a “

Dismantling

” and a “

cut-to-size sale

” of the Carrefour company and a loss of its governance for France.

The union of executives also recalls that the "

merger

" between Promodès (Continent, Champion, Shopi, 8 à Huit) and Carrefour "

has strongly destabilized the new group

" with an economic and social cost "

paid even today

" .

He warns against the risk of committing "

the same mistakes

" unless you want to "

put the Carrefour group in the cemetery of beautiful completed adventures

".

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The Canadian group Couche-Tard, a global heavyweight in food and fuel distribution, unveiled on Wednesday an offer "

with a view to a friendly rapprochement

" with the French distributor to which the French government opposes a "

clear and final

"

veto

, reaffirmed Bruno Le Maire Friday.

Source: lefigaro

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