They were a few dozen employees gathered this Tuesday, June 6 in the morning in the entrance of the Auchan hypermarket in Louvroil (North) to support, singing, their colleague Thomas laid off for a day because he sings too loudly at his workplace. Followed by a few customers, they happily sang "En chantant" by Michel Sardou.
Eric Dronsart was among them: "this sanction is completely disproportionate, protests this CFDT delegate in office for thirty-eight years. I work on the shelves with Thomas, it's true that he sings, it's his temperament. At 5 a.m., before the store opens, it stimulates us in our work. Many of us cover the songs that play on the radio. We parody them, it puts a joyful atmosphere. »
VIDEO. Mobilization in song for an Auchan employee laid off... for he sang too loudly
Except that Thomas' vocalizations do not please all eardrums, and the sanction has fallen. "It's true that sometimes he sings really loud, but just tell him, he calms down. It is unacceptable that he should be punished with a blow like that. Especially since we work hard, our store is ranked in the top five in terms of results. It's a sad thank you. »
"Since he left, we've been annoying"
The management of the store says it has several times, orally, asked its storekeeper to lower a tone, without success. Currently Thomas is on sick leave, very affected by the sanction according to his colleagues.
"In addition, I can tell you that since his departure a few days ago, we are annoyed," concludes Eric Dronsart. A meeting between management and unions is scheduled for today. The unions intend to demand that the sanction be lifted. Ready, for some, to go and defend his cause before the industrial tribunal.