The automotive group PSA has backtracked on Saturday under pressure from the government regarding its decision to come to France some of its Polish workers to strengthen the team at its plant in Hordain, in the North, to the detriment of the interim French. An unusual approach is justified by the president of the Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.
He estimated Sunday that the work of employees in Polish PSA in French factories was ' a matter of european solidarity ", in a broadcast on RTL. The plant of Sevelnord is dedicated to the manufacturing of light commercial vehicles and vehicles for transport of persons (VP) up to 8 seats, for the brands Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, and Toyota.
" I understand the emotion that it was able to elicit [...]. But this is a complex subject, because it is a matter of european solidarity ", said Mr. Roux de Bézieux, who was interviewed in the issuance of The Grand Jury.
" These employees are there, they are under-activity in Poland and the risk is that there is a plan of termination of employment in Poland ", he explained. "If everyone folds on his national egoism, we will not succeed ", he said, stressing that the draft PSA was planning to pay the employees Polish the salaries French, therefore, without social dumping.
Towards a smic european
" Have a spirit of european solidarity, [...] the question that must be asked is because they are trying to do a Europe that is both supportive and also harmonized on the tax plan and social ", he added.
Mr. Roux de Bézieux has also argued in favour of a european minimum wage. "The idea of the minimum wage in europe, which would be a minimum wage as a percentage of the median wage, it is an idea to which he should think," said the president of the Medef.
"It will not rely on the Medef to defend the employment of the French !" reacted on Twitter Marine Le Pen.
"These people have more of a sense of the national interest, we knew, but they don't call then the taxpayers' money the French to save their skin ! " added the president of the national Rally.Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 01:33