The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, received Friday the trade unions and employers' organizations of the hotel and catering industry (HCR) in order to "
open a cycle of discussions
" on wages and working conditions in a sector where the panorama is "
The demand of the Minister with the social partners is that they quickly come back to us to tell us of the method and the negotiating timetable that they will give to discuss wages and working conditions
," said the ministry told the press.
The whole panorama is quite dark, it is not contested by any actor,
” he continued. "
Trade unions are very keen to open negotiations,
" assured the ministry, while Ms. Borne and Prime Minister Jean Castex recently called on certain branches to show openness. "
On the side of employers' organizations, the finding is more nuanced,
" said the ministry. "
Umih does not dispute the finding, the issue of attractiveness, but says that overall it wishes to stay within its negotiation schedule and does not give an extremely strong signal of a desire to accelerate.
A second block representing less representative organizations (GNI, GNC, SNRTC) calls for new support from the State but is aware that they have work to do
, ”he detailed.
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I think that more must be done
", repeated Élisabeth Borne on Friday morning on France 2. "
That this sector better recognize the constraints, for example on the working time of the employees, the working hours. We must be careful that those who have more demanding conditions are better paid
Our classification grid, supporting the salary scales, is being completely overhauled and should be adopted in the coming days,
" replied the professional federation GNI to AFP. Cautious, the employers' organization ensures, however, that its sector "
is not yet in the recovery but still in the crisis
The minister "
recalled that other sectors such as cleaning are making real efforts on the salary part but are trying to find all the possible margins
", detailed his services.
For the ministry, it is clear that it is not the State which negotiates wages, that it remains an obligation of the social partners
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The hotel and catering industry employs 1.2 million people for an average gross monthly salary of 1,810 euros compared to 2,460 euros on average in all branches. On October 1, given the automatic increase in the minimum wage, there will be a drop of 75 euros from this minimum wage, which will be paid to the first five levels of the salary grid.