Up to 3000 departures at Carrefour

The retail chain has communicated Friday, may 3, to its social partners in the ceiling of departures which will be registered in the project of breaking the con

Up to 3000 departures at Carrefour

The retail chain has communicated Friday, may 3, to its social partners in the ceiling of departures which will be registered in the project of breaking the conventional collective (RCC), in the course of the negotiation. Carrefour has confirmed that up to 3000 starts, all volunteers, could intervene. Double the numbers that were up to now. A spokesman for the group says: "The difference between 1230 posts deleted on the basis of volunteerism and the 3000 potential candidates at the outset, are people that we will replace". To be clear, there will be up to 3000 starts, but more than half will be replaced. The net suppression of the workforce will remain 1230.

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The negotiations, which should lead to a draft agreement in mid-may, is crucial for Carrefour. It is part of the great plan of transformation of the group, particularly focused on the recovery of the profitability of its hypermarkets, where 400.000 square meters of commercial area will be phased out by 2022. The CBI could cover several positions disappear with the reorganization of certain activities, such as the transition in self-service of some of the rays of the electronics, the automation of service stations, or closing spaces jewelry.

Renewal generational teams

By placing the ceiling starts to 3,000 people, and proposing measures for early retirement, the top private employer in France (110.000 employees, including 65,000 in hypermarkets) also wants a generation renewal of its teams. "The CBI proposes to companies to organize departures, without the drama of the social plan. In view of the conditions negotiated, there is always too much of a candidate at the start than not enough," sums up Pascal Lagoutte, founding partner and leader of the law firm Capstan, specialised in social law. After the reform of the labour Code, which entered into force on January 1, 2018, the breaking of conventional collective is to be handled with care. Its concept is based on the signing of a collective agreement majority with the unions. If Carrefour gets it, the departures may be effective in the second half.

Updated Date: 05 May 2019, 00:00

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