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Borne pleads for a revaluation of branch minima below the minimum wage

2021-09-19T15:23:44.241Z

"Branch minima which are lower than the minimum wage, this is clearly not normal", ruled the Minister of Labor on Sunday.



Supported by the state during the crisis, the hotel and restaurant sector (HCR) must now reciprocate.

Asked about Radio J this Sunday, the Minister of Labor ruled that this sector, facing recruitment difficulties, absolutely had to improve the attractiveness of its jobs, including by increasing its salaries.

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During the health crisis, many employees left the sector, disgusted by the harsh working conditions and low wages, explained Élisabeth Borne. The minister therefore asked Friday, during a meeting with representatives of the profession, to discuss with union representatives to "

improve the attractiveness of these professions

". A roadmap and a timetable are expected "

very quickly [...], very clearly before the end of the year

", in order to make these professions more attractive.

The branch minima, in this sector, are below the minimum wage.

In terms of the attractiveness of the sector, I think this is a very bad signal,

”said Élisabeth Borne.

All branches in this situation must revalue their salaries, she said, because "

branch minima which are lower than the minimum wage, it is clearly not normal

".

From now on, “

everyone must take their part.

[...] We knew how to support you, we ask you to take into account the situation of the employees and to improve the attractiveness of your jobs

”, she summarized.

"

All branches concerned

" will be received in November, added the minister.

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A few weeks ago, Élisabeth Borne sent a similar warning to employers in the UNHCR sector. “

There are sectors that we have given massive help in the crisis and which today tell us: we are not able to recruit. Well, they have to ask themselves the question of why they cannot recruit,

”she said at the microphone of FranceInter in early September. Jean Castex also called for "

the opening of negotiations in other branches, in particular the hotel-cafes-catering industry

".

Source: lefigaro

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