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RATP: an agreement on the working hours of machinists on the right track


The 18,000 machinists of the Régie have been negotiating for more than a year to adapt their working conditions to the opening up to competition

After the SNCF, it is the turn of the unions and the management of the RATP to announce that they are close to an agreement on the question of working time and a salary increase.

The Régie has proposed a draft agreement modifying the organization and working hours of bus and tram drivers to adapt them to the opening up to competition, which has sparked many social movements in recent months.

In 2025, all bus and tram drivers must be transferred to RATP subsidiaries or competitors who have won calls for tenders launched by the regional transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités.

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At the origin of the discord: the “territorial social framework” (CST) which will then impose the same rules of organization and working hours on all companies, rules less advantageous than those currently guaranteed by the RATP.

The agreement therefore provides that instead of an increase in working time of around twenty hours per year against a gross increase of 460 euros, the maximum that management could impose unilaterally, an increase in working time of 120 hours per year, will be granted, with a bonus of 10 euros gross per service.

In return, employees will benefit from a salary increase of 372 euros gross per month and a 20% increase in a qualification-difficulty bonus, bringing it to 70 euros gross per month.

This draft agreement is open for signature by trade unions until 6 January.

For the management, it "reinforces the attractiveness of the profession and should allow the improvement of the production and service of the bus and tram network in 2023".

Unions satisfied

In a leaflet, FO has already welcomed this agreement.

“When an agreement is bad for the agents, we do not sign it, when it is good and in the interests of the agents, we sign it,” said the union organization.

Satisfaction also on the side of Unsa, for whom “the new CEO Jean Castex gives his first proofs of love”.

But the union warns that it is "awaiting" the new boss of the Régie on the file of the mandatory annual negotiations (NAO), which open in January.

After more than a year of negotiations to adapt the working conditions of its 18,000 machinists to the opening to competition from January 1, 2025, the RATP announced in May that it would take unilateral measures, failing in agreement with the four representative trade union organizations (CGT, FO, Unsa, CFE-CGC).

But after his arrival at the head of the Régie, Jean Castex had relaunched the discussions, while the specter of opening up to competition opened a crisis in vocations and sparked a succession of strikes since the spring.

Source: leparis

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