Road transport employees launch a mobilization campaign for wages

Truck drivers, paramedics, warehouse storekeepers, cash couriers, movers, coach and bus drivers… Monday, June 27, all categories of road transport should be in turmoil.

The five trade union federations of transport and logistics – for once united – are indeed calling for a national protest movement of the entire sector in order to demand wage increases.

Because it is indeed a campaign for the defense of the payslips of the road trades and warehouses which begins this Monday. In their unit press release published in early June, the CFDT, the CGT, FO, the CFTC and the CFE-CGC set the tone: ” Despite (…) a purchasing power of the employees which melts like snow in the sun, the owners of the transport practice the policy of the ostrich. » The unions denounce in passing, the “indecent proposals” salary increases for their employers.

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“In logistics, employers have put a 3% wage increase on the table as a basis for negotiation, details Thierry Douine, president of the CFTC Transport Federation. It is a provocation. With this type of increase, the social minima of the branch are caught up or even exceeded by the minimum wage. We can even say submerged! You have minimum salaries 3% to 4% below the minimum wage. »

A “surprising” situation

The trade unions therefore refused this proposal for a 3% increase in logistics employers. They also deplore the absence of salary increases for seven years in the conveyance of funds. And the employees consider that the conventional increases negotiated in September 2021 in the road transport of goods and passengers are barely enough to compensate “Galloping and exponential inflation”.

Faced with a situation considered “mind-boggling” by the intersyndicale, which therefore calls for a “first mobilization Monday, June 27”. It is for the moment only a warning shot and motorists probably do not have to fear major blockages on French roads at tolls or very busy intersections. “We are not going to block in the old fashioned way, indicates Mr. Douine. We will rather target the key industrial and logistics areas, focus on certain large operators, bus depots, ambulances, cash transport. We are working on this cartography which we will make public as soon as possible. »

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