The race against time is on to avoid the worst. Taken by the throat by the economic crisis due to the Covid-19 crisis, companies are up against the wall to reopen their doors. But how to do this without endangering the health of employees? The answer is simple according to Édouard Philippe, the Prime Minister: “We must mobilize social dialogue at all levels to resume activity under conditions guaranteeing their safety,” he tweeted after a meeting with the social partners on April 30. An orientation reaffirmed by Muriel Pénicaud during the presentation of the deconfinement plan presented this Thursday, May 7. “Dialogue is a central element in the development of this protocol” within companies, insisted the Minister of Labor.
Pointed out and considered as a brake on activity by some, social dialogue is today doomed to gemonies to restart the economy. Its advantage is twofold in this troubled period: adapting health security measures to the realities on the ground but also and above all, reassuring employees. “Negotiating upstream with the trade unions makes it possible to assess the risks within the company and to find concrete answers, advance Raymond Soubie, president of Alixio and former social adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy. This reassures employees. . ” Same story on the side of the CFDT, the first union