Société Générale has signed an agreement to initiate a rupture conventionnelle collective

After PSA, who had inaugurated the adoption of the device in January, it is the turn of the bank, Société Générale, to conclude an agreement of contractual termination collective. The bank announced Thursday, march 1, having signed a majority agreement with the unions allowing them to have recourse to the contractual termination of collective to reduce its workforce. This agreement, signed by the three union organizations, the SNB/CFE-CGC, CGT and CFTC, allows “employees to opt for a break in the conventional collective to carry out a project, or benefit from, the development of end-of-career,” says the bank in a press release.

These provisions relate, 2135 posts, but the Company’s General plans to limit the starts by giving “priority to the reclassification internal”. The company, which employed 18.500 people at the end of 2017 in its network in France, had announced at the end of November, want to close 300 branches and remove 900 additional jobs by 2020. Taking into account the earlier announcements, this would lead to close 500 branches and remove 3 450 jobs between 2016 and the end of 2020.

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The people who choose to leave via the rupture of conventional collective (RCC) will receive “a monthly payment per semester seniority”, subject to a maximum of thirty instalments, and will need to have a “professional project”, explained to the AFP Philippe Fournil for the CGT, a trade union, who has appealed against the imposition, by order of the failures of conventional collective.

“Not a ‘bonus bag'”

These employees will be able to title to benefit from an additional premium for “business creation” or for “training”. “This is not a ‘bonus bag’ allows the device Macron,” said Philippe Fournil. Moreover, the employees “with four years of retirement” will leave “in exchange for a fee of 70%”, and the measures of reclassification shall be a right of appeal to a joint commission” if the proposed position does not seem “appropriate”, he detailed.

The agreement also puts in place a new system of support for mobility within the company, which promotes through financial incentives, the movement of employees “to the regions of the North and the Ile-de-France, where the company is more difficult to recruit, told the AFP Sophie Waskar (SNB/CFE-CGC). Finally, “a survey on the reasons, strategic and economic project (directorate), and its impact on working conditions” has been obtained by the trade unions, explained sophie Waskar. This report must be made by the end of march.

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