This is a subject on which they both agree.
This Monday morning, Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT and Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, president of Medef, jointly called for the rapid vaccination of face-to-face employees.
“I call on business leaders to give time to their employees who work face-to-face and who volunteer to get vaccinated without delay.
They have priority, ”said Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux on France Inter.
I call on business leaders to give time to their employees who work face-to-face and who volunteer to get vaccinated without delay.
They have priority.
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux (@GeoffroyRDB) April 12, 2021
For his part, Laurent Berger reaffirmed on BFM Business his wish to grant rapid vaccination to face-to-face employees.
"You cite employees in commerce, mass distribution, teachers and a certain number of public officials, I believe that all those who are in person, who have now been for more than a year, can access vaccination as quickly as possible ”.
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The union leader believes that the priority falls to those who have "co-morbidities", and that vaccination should be done on a voluntary basis.
Laurent Berger (CFDT): “face-to-face” employees must have priority access to vaccination https://t.co/Oi4ldHFsz5 pic.twitter.com/tOZe09DENd
- BFM Business (@bfmbusiness) April 12, 2021
“Better to do it through pedagogy, persuasion, discussion, than by coercion, at a time when we don't have the means to do it for everyone anyway.
We are in a moment of psychological fragility.
Let’s not get into a sterile fight between us ”.
Access vaccination in the workplace
According to him, volunteers should "be able to access vaccination in the workplace if possible, through the occupational health services which are starting to organize".
At the end of March, in an interview with
South West, Laurent Berger was already hammering out this idea.
“Teleworking is experienced differently.
Some employees and employers no longer want to telework 100% because it is trying.
There is a loss of creativity, ”he said, to justify the fact that Emmanuel Macron's call for respect for teleworking is no longer fully followed.
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The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced on Sunday a new acceleration of the vaccination schedule: from this Monday, all French people over 55 years old will be eligible for vaccination, with AstraZeneca or soon the Janssen vaccine. (Johnson & Johnson).