The unions of electricity and gas employees intend to file a national strike notice in the coming days from June 2, for a revaluation of the salary scale taking into account inflation, we learned on Friday. from union sources.
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In order to put pressure on the employers' representatives and to open negotiations as quickly as possible, the CFE-Energies, the CFDT Chimie-Energie, the FNEM-FO and the FNME-CGT, meeting on Friday as an interfederal body, decided to file a “
Common strike notice with a call to strike from June 2, hoping that we will have employers who return to a certain lucidity
”, indicated to AFP Fabrice Coudour, federal secretary of the FNME-CGT.
Our goal is not to impact users
," assured Fabrice Coudour, who does not, however, rule out a movement over time, if necessary.
A revaluation of the national salary grid
In a meeting Thursday with representatives of the branch, the unions asked that the question of wages be discussed, but "
the management (of the branch, which includes representatives of the French Union of Electricity or UFE and of the National Union of Gas Industries or Unemig) has completely kicked in touch
,” added the union official.
Representatives of groups in the sector want to "
discuss it well, but after the legislative elections
", according to Fabrice Coudour.
According to him, they would like to know the wage measures that will be proposed by the government: "
they put on hold, as if the cost of living, the purchasing power had not changed since the beginning of the year
“, he lamented.
Contacted by AFP, the UFE indicated that this subject was not on the agenda for Thursday's meeting: "
Following discussions on the subject, we made an appointment with the trade union federations at the end of June, early July
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We are asking for a revaluation of the basic national salary grid so that employees in the IEG (electricity and gas industries) branch do not lose purchasing power, especially since the first levels of remuneration have gone down. below the Smic
”, indicated Amélie Henri, national secretary CFE-Unsa energies for EDF.
We had an increase at the beginning of the year of 0.3% of this grid, which does not compensate for inflation
," she added.
Inflation reached 4.8% over one year in April, after 4.5% in March, INSEE said on Friday, confirming its first estimate published at the end of April.
Since the lowest pay levels are below the minimum wage, the company is forced to hire at a higher pay level so as not to be below the minimums
,” Ms. Henri explained.