At the moment, it is the mercato! "Word of trade unionist: since a few weeks, as for the shoulder season football clubs, the mood in the SNCF is transfers in labour. The reason With the new law on representativeness passed last August, an organization must achieve at least 10 of the vote in professional elections to be considered as representative at the level of a company. For all those that lie below the bar and there are many to SNCF: FGAAC, FO, CGC and CFTC it is to find a point of fall or an alliance to continue to exist.
The first chopping is the FGAAC. The autonomous Union of drivers is now staging an extraordinary Congress which will decide his future. Second in only drivers, the FGAAC weighs only 3 of the total to the SNCF. Reason for which the oldest Union of France founded in 1885. must find a partner to survive. "We have two offers: either merge as we proposed the Unsa, keep our autonomy we targeted to the CFDT", explains Bruno Duchemin, its Secretary-General. It is of course the second scenario was the preference of many within the Organization, which hopes to obtain a strong signal of members at least two-thirds of the votes to establish the legitimacy of this approximation. What would the consequences "The FGAAC would retain its acronym, its contributors, its premises and may have its own list for the election of the delegates of personnel conduct officers the only specific College", where the CFDT is now almost absent, ensures Bruno Duchemin. On the other hand, for the elections of this the Justice of the peace for representativeness , the new team would be a siglée list simply CFDT. "We will then point to the beginning of 2010, to see whether to go further in the reconciliation", adds Arnaud Morvan, Secretary General of the CFDT-Railroaders.
The CFDT, culturally little scope to the defence of vested interests, the marriage with the FGAAC a surprise. "Would have told me it two years ago, I would have not thought. "But the FGAAC has changed much, which could see the negotiation year last on pension reform", note Arnaud Morvan. This new coupling that can cover from 14 to 15 in the next professional March 2009 election could be one of the two pillars of the reform Union pole emerging to SNCF. Its sides, three alliance between GSC (1 of the vote), the CFTC (8.14) and the Unsa (14.48) is in the air of the time, according to a close of the record.
The TCRC which takes a special Federal Council October 21 seems to hold the key to the sequence of events. "We were contacted by three organizations (CGC, Unsa and FO), and our idea is" do something "to form a reformist pole", said Alain Pottier, its Secretary-General. That should result from the decisions of the GSC and FO (6.62), which does not despair closer to the CFTC and the GSC.
The mercato is therefore still confused wish, but should lead to a remarkable simplification of the Union landscape of the SNCF, which could be structured around the CFDT, the Unsa, South-rail and the CGT. The first two, which claim to reformers, would then be able to weigh 30 of the vote, or the threshold needed to endorse a company agreement.