LFI deputy Alexis Corbière is considering the creation of a parliamentary commission of inquiry following press revelations on the links that united President Emmanuel Macron, then Minister of the Economy, and the company Uber, and asked the head of the state to explain itself.
Political opposition but also trade unionists have been increasing criticism of the President of the Republic since Sunday following information from the “Uber Files”, an investigation based on thousands of internal Uber documents sent by an anonymous source to the British daily The Guardian and forwarded to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 42 media partners. In this context, Le Monde took an interest in the links between American society and Emmanuel Macron when he was Minister of the Economy (2014-2016) and concluded that there was a secret “deal” between Uber and Emmanuel Macron in Bercy.
“It is not news that Uber is so keen on lobbying to deregulate”
“It is very serious, the idea that Mr. Macron has, in this secret pact with a company, deregulated the regulations in terms of taxis”, accused on Public Senate the deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis. “What lessons can we learn from this? Obviously ask the question when you can address the government, a commission of inquiry as well, ”he added. The LFI group in the Assembly initially intended to use its drawing rights for a commission of inquiry on inflation. “The minimum is that he explains what he did and how he contributed to not only ensuring that Uber set up in France, but, thanks to a law called the Macron law , to unravel part of the labor code to promote this type of activity, and in particular the social consequences on employees ”, lamented on franceinfo the secretary general of the CGT Philippe Martinez.
“It is not news that Uber is so keen on lobbying to deregulate, to make money by taking little account of what exists in terms of law in the countries and especially in terms of of the rights of the workers concerned”, relativized on Europe 1 the boss of the CFDT Laurent Berger. Emmanuel Macron “chooses the business world, these multinationals, instead of thinking about the protection of the French, the protection of work”, lamented on BFMTV the boss of the communist party Fabien Roussel. The patron saint of LREM deputies Aurore Bergé brushed aside these criticisms. “It’s great a country that takes offense that a Minister of the Economy receives business leaders in a completely public way in a debate that was a parliamentary debate,” she counter-attacked on CNews. “There is no deal, there is no consideration, there is a minister who has received great business leaders and that’s normal,” she added.