Right of work: the State Council imposes a setback on the government

Right of work: the State Council imposes a setback on the government
A picture shows the front gate of the French Council of State in Paris on January 9, 2014. The French Council of State is to rule on January 9 on an appeal by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls contesting the decision of a French judge in Nantes, who earlier on January 9 ordered authorities to lift a ban on controversial humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala performing in the western French city. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON

It is a “winning” and a “great satisfaction” for trade union organizations that challenged a provision made by the executive at the beginning of the health crisis. Employees’ representatives were only eight days old – compared to one month usually – to decide on an employer’s decision. These provisional rules also provided less time for an expert to give his opinion on a given subject at the request of the cse.

Were excluded heavy decisions such as a social plan or a collective performance agreement. This provision is no longer in force to be limited in time. For the power in place, it was a matter of allowing companies to deal more quickly with the consequences of coronavirus.

Article reserved for our subscribers read also three trade unions contest the “branch” of the government to social dialoguethe State council did not express itself on whether or not to shorten these deadlines but on the conditions under which these measures were taken. “It was deeply scandalous that the government took advantage of the state of emergency and the impossibility for the social movement to react to reduce our rights,” said Elie Lambert, National Secretary of Solidarity. The suite is reserved for subscribers.