Several major retail brands, such as Auchan, Intermarché and Carrefour will pay this lump-sum premium in the framework of an agreement of profit-sharing.
in Spite of the containment measures, the government does not want the country to be completely shut down. This is why he had pushed the companies to pay a bonus of 1000 euros to employees who would still be at work. This has been applied to several large distribution companies, such as Auchan, Intermarché and Carrefour.
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"all of The employees of the stores, warehouses, drives, home delivery services and e-commerce site" will pay this lump-sum premium, said Auchan in a press release, stating that 65 000 French employees were concerned.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
The different groups pointed out that this premium would be paid in the framework of the conditions set out on Friday by Economy minister Bruno Le Maire, that is to say, one of the bonus arrangement of the company.
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In a statement, the CONFEDERATION of Auchan welcomed "the gesture of the management". "Bless of an exceptional bonus to the employees most at risk, who make a real effort to ensure a vital public service, not for us justice," said the union. But "we must also think of those who are 'assigned to residence' home-run the company (...) For the CFDT, a gratuity outstanding must also be given", he added.
The minister reminded that the companies had until June 30 to pay this premium défiscalisée up to 1000 euros and on which are not social security taxes.
A first death in the trade
But the federation of the CGT trade and services, denounced it, that "profit comes before life" by taking to the inaction of the government. It announced Sunday in a press release a first death due to the Covid-19 in this sector.
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"Despite our many warnings about the dramatic situation experienced by the employees of trade and services, which government and employers remain totally deaf and dumb, we deplore today the first death of an employee in our sectors," wrote the union.
This is an elected SGC 45 years of age, responsible for the security at the mall O Parinor in Aulnay-sous-Bois in the paris region, says the CGT Trade and services. "Today, we process more and more employed in our sectors that are contaminated by this virus," says the union, for which "shake the premium of € 1,000 to encourage employees to work, especially in dangerous conditions, is a matter of contempt for the total human life".
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The CGT Trade and services "requires that all protection measures are put in place immediately for employees who do not have other choice than to work" and calls for "all employees who are required to work to exercise their right of withdrawal when they fear for their health."