Cora. A social plan in sight for a thousand jobs

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A social plan covering 1,077 jobs should soon be announced by Cora hypermarkets, according to the CGT. It follows the rejection of amendments to the employment contract by part of the employees.

The CGT announced the imminence of a social plan in Cora Hypermarkets. | PHOTO ARCHIVES WEST FRANCE


  • The CGT announced the imminence of a social plan in Cora Hypermarkets. | PHOTO ARCHIVES WEST FRANCE

Cora hypermarkets are about to announce a new social plan covering 1,077 jobs, after a rejection by some of the endorsements of their employees to their employment contract as part of a social pact, the CGT announced Friday in a press release

The official announcement of the PES has not yet been made formally, but a method agreement has already been negotiated, said Julien Aquilina, CGT central delegate at Cora.

Amendment refused by 1,077 employees

The new plan – the third in two years – follows lengthy negotiations to modify workstations and introduce more flexibility and versatility for employees in the grocery, non-food and checkout sectors.

This social pact, signed by the unions with the exception of the CGT and the CFE-CGC, provides for an amendment to the employment contract, refused by 1,077 employees, which would therefore be the subject of the PSE, according to the CGT.

The unions signatory to this pact (CFTC, the first union at Cora, FO and CFDT) have negotiated benefits, notably in bonuses, for employees in exchange for changes in job definition, more flexibility in hours and versatility.

20 million euros from CICE

Cora, which has some 16,500 employees, has already seen its workforce shrink by 8,000 jobs since 2009. The family group, not listed on the stock market, has 61 hypermarkets in France, while the “hyper” segment is the most affected by the crisis in large retailers.

The CGT highlights the “20 million euros in CICE or exemption from social charges per year” which has benefited Cora for 5 years and denies that the group has “real financial difficulties”. “There has been a drop in turnover but Cora is still profitable and prefers to serve its shareholders,” said Julien Aquilina.

Cora’s management did not respond to AFP’s requests by midday on Friday.

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