The employers of social economy seeks its place

In its draft law on the reform of labor law, the Minister Myriam El Khomri delivered its arbitration on the question of the employer’s representative validating the joint proposal of the Medef and the CGPME. Among the organizations that are left on the roadside, there are those who moan – as artisanal professional Union (UPA) and the National Union of professions – and those who cultivate their discretion while seeking to be a square. This is the Union of Employers of the economy s oci ale and solidarity (UDES) who wants to “weigh in social dialogue” but mourned his ambition to become fully representative.

The social economy is a sector which has 1.2 million employees in more than 70 000 enterprises (associations, mutuals, co-operatives). The UDES boasts 25 professional unions and 14 branches. It brings together 80% of the Federated Employers of social and solidarity economy. It is chaired since November 2015, by Hugues Vidor, 55, CEO of Adessadomicile, a national federation care assistance and human services associative with 400 companies and 40 000 employees.

for UDES, the social economy aggregates “trades that make sense and bring together employees and employers around the same live together design” . It is a development model ensures Hugues Vidor, “that can articulate the economic and social value by putting the human at the heart of mutual projects, associations and cooperatives.”

“the market alone can not dictate” , said Hugues Vidor, Thursday, February 18, before the club Realities of social dialogue which brings together employers and trade unionists. He highlighted the values ​​of “solidarity” and “democracy” defending a model “humanistic and competitive” . The UDES signed several joint statements with the representative trade unions and established an informal working group on social dialogue.

“We do not waive our representativeness” said President of UDES. But failing to meet the criteria to be representative at cross – which means to be present in all sectors – employers in the social economy wants to strengthen its “multi-professional status” to be “a key player in the social dialogue” . He complains of the financing of the Joint Fund of social dialogue which allocates 80% of interbranch organizations and 20% to multi-professional level. Hugues Vidor announced that it received from the labor minister guaranteed that the UDES come soon to the national commission for collective bargaining.

In its preliminary bill has Myriam El Khomri settled the quarrel representativeness giving reason to Medef and the CGPME. In Article 20, the text provides that for measuring the audience of business organizations, “The number of member companies and the number of their employees are taken into account respectively for 20% and 80% “. The UPA was quick to revolt. In a statement released Friday, February 19th, she announced that she will not sign the common position on behalf of staff activity (CPA), holding that the integration of the hardship is “totally inappropriate and premature”.

But the main reason for the refusal of the UPA is to be found in the “denial of democracy” that is his eyes the government’s decision to “give representatives of big business monopoly employer representation” . “The collusion between the government and the CAC 40 says the UPA, and appears in the open, at the expense of the overwhelming majority of businesses and employees that use . “The craftsmen are on the warpath and consider ” contestation actions with other organizations representing TPE and French SMEs “. If UDES remains out of this quarrel, the employer fracture is likely to increase.

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