In Fessenheim, supporting employees on departure as a priority

One thing is certain: they will have been warned. For thirteen years, the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant has been anticipated, announced, postponed, haggled, playing with the nerves of 750 employees, 300 service providers, and the entire local economic ecosystem. When the final announcement was made, in November 2017, the first departures were announced for 2019. But the phasing of the shutdown of the reactors – last February and this Tuesday June 30 at 2 am – and the dismantling, until ‘in 2040 at least, was going to spread out over time the downsizing too. 120 departures in 2019, 150 in 2020, 100 in 2021…

« Until the end of the fuel evacuation, at the end of 2023, we will never go below 294 people in order to ensure on-call duties “, Says Anne Laszlo, union delegate CFE-CGC. From 2025, only sixty EDF agents are planned. At that time the providers will be a hundred, and then exceed them in number. ” We work on the skills we will need semester by semester “, Says EDF. The first parties were those preparing for maintenance operations, and the last will be supervisory positions for demolition companies.

Tailor-made course contracts

For 150 agents, it is time for retirement, early retirement, a resignation after having found a job elsewhere on their own, or a business creation. But no dismissals. By the end of 2020, all agents will have signed a tripartite “journey contract”, with the power plant and another EDF site: most of the time another nuclear power plant, but also hydro power plants, or even the property service or a lock. ” It is tailor-made, especially since EDF has a culture of dialogue. We don’t force people’s hands “, We explain at EDF, which has accepted as much as possible the departure of employees on the date that suited them (end of a child’s college years, transfer of a spouse, etc.).

Union side, we confirm. “ I regret that certain aspirations for the evolution towards management functions have not always been heard. But overall, the company is large and varied enough to make it easy enough to be relocated, especially since they have high levels of qualification. And they know that even if they are wrong, we will not fire them, and we will continue to look for something else Supports Jean-Luc Cardoso, CGT delegate. In some cases, immersion periods are even organized to take the pulse of another profession or another site. Those who are not yet fixed on their lot are often the least mobile geographically. ” Some will remain at the central, even if it is in overstaffing or whether to train them in other trades. For others, HR is trying to convince Alsatian sites “, says Anne Laszlo.

To support employees, in addition to the human resources department, six agents, usually in managerial positions, have trained to become “mobility advisers”. ” There has been a strong demand not to use an outside firm. Fessenheim agents, who refuse to meet with elected officials or grant interviews, preferred to stay between them Explains Anne Laszlo. According to her, the political nature of the decision to close the plant, while it was very profitable, helped to unite the teams, beyond the hierarchical levels.

A more nuanced future for subcontractors

Provider side, the note will obviously be more salty. Because if some like Orano, Clemessy or Forclum have the internal means to offer mobility to their employees, more local and specialized companies may not recover. One thing is certain: out of 350 employees of service providers in 2017, only 100 will remain after 2025, many of whom are new. For two years, psychological and social support, in terms of training and retraining, has been offered to them by the Groupement des Industriels de Maintenance de l’Est, which brings together EDF’s service providers, and the firm Altedia.

→ ANALYSIS. Fessenheim, the time of dismantling

From time to time, the central office gives help. Like these works “Not absolutely necessary” who continue to be ordered from them, or these few hires, often a few years from retirement. Killing two birds with one stone: keeping very good connoisseurs of the plant, and allowing agents to leave Fessenheim when they wanted.


Peter Kossen, a priest to defend foreign workers in the meat sector

Peter Kossen is not afraid to criticize the German meat industry. This 52-year-old Catholic priest with an almost shaved head has for years denounced the poor working conditions suffered by workers from Eastern Europe.

With the explosion in the number of Covid-19 cases in several slaughterhouses, his speech became even more audible. Last scandal to date, this week, the fact that more than 1,555 employees of the giant Tönnies have tested positive for coronavirus out of the 7,000 who work in the largest meat factory in Germany, in Gütersloh.

“Criminal and mafia structures”

“The case of Tönnies is far from unique” sums up this Catholic father who officiates in the parish of Lengerich, near Münster. “In the past, butchery trades were well paid. Today, the local workforce is replaced by cheap, Romanian and Bulgarian workers, who are often exploited ”, accuses this priest who created an association to advise migrants.

“We are dealing with criminal and mafia structures”, he advances. “Working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week is illegal in Germany. However, the system of subcontracting to foreign companies, the delegation of responsibilities on the part of German employers and the fact that no one dares to complain makes this system last, “ he ensures by also denouncing the unsanitary conditions of collective housing. “Some people rent a mattress which they take turns. Their health situation was already precarious before the epidemic. They are vulnerable to the new virus “, denounces this prelate.

Quarantine measure on the eve of vacation

For Peter Kossen, the responsibilities are manifold. “Politics is supposed to regulate and control the sector. She failed. Society also has a share of responsibility when it pretends to ignore. Romanians and Bulgarians in the meat sector live in a parallel world ”, he protests.

Local public opinion, however, seems to have raised awareness. With the scandal at Tönnies, the 600,000 inhabitants of the municipalities of Gütersloh and Warendorf were again placed in confinement on June 23. The anger is great, especially since the school holidays begin this Saturday, June 27, and that some Länder have decreed a quarantine, or even a ban, for tourists from these areas.

Faced with the gravity of the situation, the federal government wants to ban subcontracts in the meat sector. “It is a first step, important and necessary but insufficient”, judge Peter Kossen. Some suggest reducing the size of meat cutting and processing factories, others advocate state management of slaughterhouses.

The authorities, they are increasing the number of crisis meetings to prevent these localized outbreaks from generating a second wave of epidemic throughout the country.


The rise in price of LADA Granta – a marketing ploy or “the cry of the soul”

From 1 July the model number of “AVTOVAZ” waiting for the next price increase, which will be the fourth since the beginning of the year.

Photo: LADA Granta, source: AVTOVAZ

For the Russian automaker raising prices has become a pattern. New price lists have appeared in the cluster KVIRING DRIVE VK SHOP in a social network “Vkontakte”. According to him, the price increase will affect the line of “AVTOVAZ”, including “folk” LADA Granta. The car will gain in value at least 5 000. Expert figured out what caused this situation.

Another price increase is due to many factors. The first one can be called “the cry of the soul” brand from Togliatti — the instability of the ruble and the pandemic crisis, coupled with the dependence on foreign components. Thus, LADA Granta consists of 400 original components, 260 of which are purchased from foreign suppliers. In the end the model remains dependent on the dollar and the Euro.

The main competitors of the flagship models LADA Granta and LADA Vesta is considered the KIA Rio and Hyundai Solaris. Over half of “Asians” went up by 2.6 and 2.4%, respectively, as “Grant” and “Vesta” added to the price of 6.3%. In the pursuit of “Koreans” the Russian model have a chance get to close to him, but only at a price. Perhaps such a policy, the company shall prepare motorists for the exit of the second generation models, which will become even more expensive, but this marketing ploy it is difficult to call fair to the potential buyers.

Another factor considered production automation. The regular number of employees of “AVTOVAZ” is 35 thousand people. Despite the fact that the company conducts an annual reduction of staff resource spent on salaries and allowances. Against this background, more and more European and Asian manufacturers are moving to robotic Assembly. Robots perform the process from Assembly to delivery of the vehicle to the warehouse, saving time and money.

Photo: LADA Granta, source: AVTOVAZ
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Whatever caused the rise in price — a marketing ploy or “cry of the soul” — many drivers increase the price of “budget” LADA Granta are not happy. The justification for this, according to the drivers, could serve to improve the quality of the Assembly or the vehicle’s equipment, however, is that prices are rising, and the car is “worth” on the spot.


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Czech Foreign Ministry decided to strengthen the security of diplomatic mission staff in Moscow

The Czech Foreign Ministry is going to send security officers to Moscow to protect its diplomats. This decision was made against the backdrop of the dismantling of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague.

“We plan to strengthen security measures for diplomats and will send security officers directly from our Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Czech embassy in Moscow,” the head of the diplomatic department Tomas Petrzycek said in an interview with RBC.

Earlier, the Czech Foreign Ministry sent a note to Russian colleagues over an action near the building of the Czech embassy in Moscow on April 5, for which activists of the Other Russia movement took responsibility. On April 16, participants in Other Russia held a rally using smoke bombs at the Czech consulate in St. Petersburg, which is why the republic’s Foreign Ministry also expressed concern and turned to the Russian diplomatic department.

During both rallies, demonstrators protested against the decision of the municipal authorities of Prague.

There, by their decision, a monument to Marshal Ivan Konev was dismantled. It was installed in 1980, on the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the city by the troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front of the Red Army under the command of the marshal.

“The sculpture will be moved,” said Ondrej рамramek, spokesman for the Prague-6 district. “The municipality’s decree of September 12 last year is being implemented.”

About the consequences – in the publication “Kommersant” “Soviet Marshal and a suitcase with poison.”


the difficult equation of employed parents

Édouard Philippe discussed with the social partners this Thursday, April 30, on the conditions for resuming economic activity. Beyond the occupational safety and health problems linked to the coronavirus pandemic, many employees are wondering about the link between return to work and childcare.

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In his speech on the deconfinement plan, the Prime Minister had indicated a gradual reopening of kindergartens and elementary schools from May 11, then colleges in certain departments from May 18 and finally high schools in early June. All under conditions of strict compliance with health rules and a maximum of 15 children per class. Friday 1er May, the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, must also officially unveil the health protocol to frame this recovery.

But for working parents, these announcements have raised new questions: Will they still be able to babysit even if the school is open? Will they be compensated in this case? Can their employers force them to put their children in school? What if there are not enough places in the classroom?

Partial unemployment to babysit

We must distinguish two phases, we explain to the Ministry of Labor. During the first, from May 11 to June 2, parents who do not want to send their children to school for fear of the epidemic or who cannot send them there, either because the school is closed or because classes are full, will always be covered.

They will depend on the partial unemployment scheme, like all parents currently on work stoppage for childcare, who will automatically switch to this device from 1er may. During the month of May, employees who look after their children and cannot telecommute will therefore receive at least 70% of their gross salary, even if the school is open. 1.7 million parents are currently compensated for childcare.

A certificate from the school required

As of June 2, and provided that childcare is more fluid, parents will have to put their children in school. In the event that it remains closed, or if it cannot take care of all the pupils, the parents may continue to benefit from partial unemployment provided that they provide proof of a certificate from the school. If the school is only open two or three days a week, for example, they may be partially unemployed for childcare on other days.

In summary, from June, employees will only be able to benefit from the system if the school really cannot accommodate their child. “Please note that all of this may change in the meantime, depending on the epidemiological situation and the reality in the territories”, we warn the ministry of labor.

“The resumption of activity will be gradual and therefore support for employees must also be gradually maintained; it is not possible to have a cleaver date on June 2, argues Laurent Escure, secretary general of UNESCO. Everything will have to be decided on a case-by-case basis, company by company, and school by school. “

The responsibility of mayors

The government has for the moment referred crisis management in schools to mayors, who will have to decide whether to reopen it or not in consultation with the principals. Municipalities will also be responsible for establishing priority criteria for childcare, so that classes do not exceed 15 students.

“Mayors do not want to be suicide bombers on a responsibility that was not theirs at the startreplied François Baroin, president of the Association of Mayors of France during a hearing before the National Assembly. Today 40 to 45% of parents would agree to return their children to school, this figure could increase slightly with the health protocol for establishments, around 55%. “


Russian industry plunged into depression

In April, Russian industry fully felt the “cold breath” of the viral crisis and the consequences of the authorities ’struggle against it – demand collapsed on a scale comparable to the 2008 crisis, a survey of industrial enterprises conducted by the Institute of Economic Policy named. Gaidar. If in 2008 companies recorded a decrease in demand since September and in a few months it reached a peak of 60 points (in the absence of a sharp increase or decrease in demand, the indicator is zero), in 2020 only in April the index dropped to 45 points. The expected decline in demand may exceed its decline in the 2008–2009 crisis, warns Sergei Tsukhlo, head of the Gaidar Institute’s market research laboratory.

Next, industrial production will begin to fall, a survey showed. The surveyed enterprises are already recording a drop in production – their output estimate for April fell by 50 points. In the 2008 crisis, the indicator fell to 60 points in just three months. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, in March Russian industry escaped a recession – industrial production grew by 0.3% on an annualized basis, but the industry was supported by a rush of demand for essential goods and goods. For example, buckwheat production immediately increased by 41%, and pharmaceutical products – by 64%. But the main drop will be in April – May, warned the director of the Center for Market Studies of the Higher School of Economics Georgy Ostapkovich.

So far, the enterprises themselves assess their financial situation as “good” and “satisfactory” (such estimates prevail over “bad” and “extremely bad”). But they expect it to deteriorate in the future – the expectations of entrepreneurs have never fallen so much. “Neither such a difference nor such a result has been recorded by polls,” admits Tsukhlo. With worsening expectations, the business began to postpone investments. The balance of investment intentions in April decreased by 40 points and already exceeded the worst point of the crisis of 2015-2016, when investment optimism was declining due to sanctions.

The number of companies reporting staff reductions has also increased record-breaking. Such an increase in the rate of change in the actual number of employees has also never been observed, notes Tsukhlo. In 2008, such a failure in evaluating entrepreneurs took half a year. True, the scale of layoffs is likely to decrease in May-June, although given the decline in demand and output, companies are unlikely to need so many employees. The shortage of personnel, which was recorded by the Institute’s polls, was replaced by their excess. Only 6% of enterprises reported a lack of personnel – this is the minimum since the 1998 default, a survey indicates.

Such negative results are not surprising, says Valery Mironov, deputy director of the Institute for the Development of the Higher School of Economics. The daily economic stress index calculated by the Development Center has long been at the level of 0.4-0.5, which indicates the pre-recession stage. “All crises began with such a significance,” warns Mironov.

But the labor market is not as catastrophic as the survey shows. His data speak of the intentions of enterprises, that is, they reflect the panic of the heads of enterprises, says Rostislav Kapelyushnikov, deputy director of the Center for Labor Studies of the Higher School of Economics. Such sentiments were also in the crisis of 2008-2009, and this is an encouraging sign, since there was no catastrophic increase in unemployment and a drop in employment then, he says. The Russian labor market is specific, employers do not like to lay off workers, preferring to reduce wages or shorten working hours, reminds Kapelyushnikov. There is hope that they will do the same in this crisis, he adds. In addition, the danger does not come from large enterprises, but from small and medium-sized enterprises, which can simply close, but how many of them will be impossible to predict now, all forecasts about it now are nothing more than fortunetelling on coffee grounds, he emphasizes.


The MainTenir association rewards the involvement of its employees

A letter of thanks, then another, before a bounty in due form. Since the start of the crisis, MainTenir has been stepping up its efforts towards its 280 employees, mainly made up of carers working with disabled or elderly people. Most employees remained at their posts, despite the difficulties of organizing at home and the risks involved in the field.

Valuing employee involvement

A first letter was written by the management. Another was signed by the association’s board of directors in mid-April to recall the social role of home help and to mention a possible bonus. “It is necessary at some point to give financial value to the involvement of employees, explains its director, Nicolas Claye. The state is timidly beginning to consider it. But whatever happens, we believe that this premium must fall. If the state is also committed, all the better for carers. “

A war treasure

The amount of the bonus should be validated by Friday 24 April by the association’s office. It will be paid at least in part with April’s salary. In total, this will represent several hundred euros for a full-time employee. To finance the premium, no question of touching the operating budget. MainTenir will have to draw on the associative funds, constituted for forty years that the structure exists. Used to ensure financial security and settle wages in the event of a hard blow, this war chest is rarely mobilized, for a surplus of investment, or to make up a deficit. “Exceptional situation, exceptional measure”, sums up Nicolas Claye.

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The fact remains that the employees are always as mobilized. In recent days, some carers have postponed their holidays. Mastering the endotracheal aspirations, a nursing intubation gesture necessary to relieve many patients with respiratory disabilities, they volunteered to strengthen the troops, rather than remain confined to their homes.

Masks are no longer lacking

This mindset is helping the MainTenir team get through the crisis. After more than a month of mobilization, routines have been put in place. There is no shortage of masks. A thousand disposable gowns and as many charlottes must be delivered in early May. The health situation is improving, even in terms of screening.

At MainTenir, the epidemic has united employees

Since the start of the crisis, at the slightest outbreak of fever, employees have been on sick leave, as a precaution. This is the case for around ten of them on average. For the past week, they have almost systematically benefited from a Covid-19 test, at the hospital, or in a medical analysis laboratory. “This allows us to provide precise and reassuring medical information for our beneficiaries visited by a caregiver with symptoms, underlines Nicolas Claye. The management of the crisis has been streamlined ”.


a quarter of entrepreneurs are afraid of losing everything

LE FIGARO INFO – The Maison des Entrepreneurs interviewed some 200 business leaders about their daily lives since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Their return is indicative of the magnitude of the unprecedented shock they are experiencing.

Half of the entrepreneurs surveyed are between 41 and 50 years old.
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Each passing day brings a lot of information that allows us to measure the extent of the economic blast linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. They all point in the same direction, namely that the worst is probably to come when activity is currently running at 50% of its production capacity and French companies are on a public infusion. This Thursday evening, the Parliament adopted a second amending budget for 2020 in a month which inflates to 110 billion euros the envelope dedicated to the rescue plan of the economy, including some 26 billion dedicated to the financing of short-time working and 7 billion to the solidarity fund which helps businesses and entrepreneurs earning less than a million euros per year who saw their turnover plunge by at least 50% in March and April.

Last burst of information, revealed by Le Figaro this Friday morning? The results of the survey conducted from April 15 to 19 among 212 business leaders by the Maison des Entrepreneurs,

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Deconfinement, immigration to the United States, Macron in Brittany … The essentials of this Wednesday’s news

Balance sheet. The coronavirus has killed 544 more people in France in the past 24 hours, bringing to a total of 21,340 deaths linked to Covid-19 recorded since March 1. Worldwide, the virus has killed more than 180,000 people. Our direct.

Expected at the turn. The government handed over its copy this Wednesday on the deconfinement announced from May 11. The ministers have given Matignon a first version of their sectoral plans, which will be integrated by the end of the month into a global project that looks like a puzzle for education, transport or business, in a health context still most uncertain.

Displacement. “Thank you for feeding the country”: Emmanuel Macron spent the afternoon Wednesday in a tomato greenhouse and then a supermarket in Finistère, to pay tribute to the entire chain of “The farm France”, symbol of the “Second line” against the coronavirus.

Right of asylum. The Paris administrative court, seized by associations, on Tuesday ordered the resumption of asylum registration systems, suspended by the prefects of Ile-de-France at the start of confinement.

United States. Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday morning that he would sign a decree during the day temporarily suspending the issuance of green cards to protect American jobs in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Partial unemployment. The Minister of Labor Muriel Pénicaud announced on Wednesday that more than 10 million workers are currently unemployed, nearly one in two private workers, and called on business leaders to resume their activity if they could .

Social Security. The coronavirus will explode the Social Security deficit to more than 41 billion euros, “never seen” even at the height of the financial crisis, warned the Minister of Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin.

Popular neighborhoods. For the fourth consecutive night, urban violence erupted in the Paris area, where a school was partially burned in Gennevilliers, the authorities however describing sporadic incidents and of lower intensity than the previous nights. Read our article.

Football. In the absence of a very hypothetical resumption of the championship, the L1 should deliver a classification: either that at the time of the interruption, or that at the end of the first matches. The least worst solution. Our ticket.

To read on today

Schools. The announcement of a gradual resumption of classes on May 11 is rather coolly received by teachers in lower-income neighborhoods, who, while waiting to learn more, prefer to focus on their actions in favor of the most vulnerable families. Our article.

Deconfinement. The places of worship will not be reopened on May 11 and probably not until mid-June. Macron tested the idea of ​​a future National Resilience Council in an interview with religious and lay representatives.

Books. We have identified 99 bookstores in 52 cities where you can now order and pick up your books.

Photo. A report by photographer Amnon Gutman on the streets of Shuafat, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem, relegated to the other side of the separation wall. Our slideshow.

Municipal in Paris. Unite or continue opposition? Change everything or keep your lists and proposals? Since the election was paused, which could start again from scratch for a second fast round, the candidates’ troops have questioned themselves. Our article.

Absurd. To make the apology for the tracking application (StopCovid), François Bayrou the mayor of Pau cites as an example the murder of a teenager in 2011. Our article.

Tomorrow in Libé

In the summary of your diary of this Thursday, you will find our event on family life in times of confinement, a report in the Dutch red light districts, the action plan of the deconfinement, the story of the cruise liner Magnifica income of four months around the world, an interview with the German philosopher Hartmut Rosa, a book of maritime history of the Monty Python Michael Palin in Culture pages, and the portrait of the navigator François Gabart.