The employees of the online payment leader, who have 4,000 employees in France and 18,000 worldwide, have been mobilizing for weeks in order to obtain better proposals for wage increases.
by Aline Leclerc and Olivier Pinaud
Worldline employees readily recognize it: “the culture of the strike” is not in their “DNA”. But in this CAC 40 company as elsewhere, inflation awakened collective mobilization. For the first time in twelve years, the company specializing in online payment has experienced six half-days of strike this fall, to protest against the proposals for salary increases, deemed far below expectations, during annual negotiations Mandatory anticipated for 2023.
Note, 0.58 % general increase, 3.57 % for individual increases and promotions. When inflation reached 6.2 % over a year, and the group is doing well, with a gross operating result up 25 % in 2021. “Frankly, 0.58 %, in a box that works Like ours is to make fun of us, “induced strikers at the foot of the company, in La Défense, in Puteaux, November 8.
While claiming to have listened to “carefully” the claims of the unions, the management of Worldline explains to the world, in writing, having to keep “in mind that it must also guarantee all the rest of the economic balance of the company In the current macroeconomic context uncertain “. The intersyndicale CFTC-CFDT-FO-CGT-CF-CGC launched two new calls for strike, for the “Black Friday”, Friday November 25, and the “Cyber Monday”, Monday, November 28, two days of sales during which activity explodes on payment platforms. 2> 1,050 signatures
Everything is automated, but the strikers warn that they will not be there to restore the service in the event of an incident. During the last strike, on November 8, the inter -union counted nearly 400 participants in the general meetings, out of 4,000 employees in France (and 18,000 worldwide). In addition, 1,050 of them signed the petition which brings together their demands. Or a quarter of the workforce.
They ask for 150 euros gross increase per month for all (against between 10 euros and 70 euros, offered by management in twice, by July 2023) to “cover rampant inflation”, and 2 500 euros of profit -sharing, for a “more fair redistribution of the margin made by the company”. In June, it was the common rejection of a profit -sharing agreement deemed “incoherent” which welded the inter -union. Today, the management offers a “value sharing bonus” of 1,600 to 2,000 euros, which it conditions to improve the group’s margin.
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