Something promised, something due. At the end of the “Saint-Denis Meetings”, during which Emmanuel Macron brought together all the party leaders for several hours at the end of August, the Élysée announced that a social conference on low wages was in the pipeline. It is now checked off on a calendar.
According to information from France Info, confirmed in Le Figaro, this new round table, which will mainly address “careers and branches located below the minimum wage”, will take place on October 16 at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cese). Managed by Elisabeth Borne, the discussion will only focus on low salaries, and in particular on the question of professional branches still having salary scales whose lowest levels are below the minimum wage.
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Guest of Sud Radio on Thursday, the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt stipulated that “170 professional branches, 140 had at least one level below the minimum wage.” “Negotiations are reportedly underway in around sixty branches,” he said. For the executive, the idea is to leave control of the subject to the social partners while putting them under the supervision of the State to guarantee results.