The Confederation of SMEs (CPME) spoke out on Friday against possible “sanctions” mentioned by Elisabeth Borne against companies with bad practices in the employment of seniors, as part of the pension reform.
Placing SMEs under surveillance by brandishing the threat of sanctions would in no way solve the problem of a lower employment rate for seniors in France than in other European countries, estimates the employers’ organization in a press release.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Thursday evening on France 2 that companies whose index shows that they do not have good practices with regard to seniors must implement an action plan which will obviously be negotiated. in the business.
If they do not, or if there are no effects to correct bad practices, then there could be sanctions, the head of government warned before the start of Monday’s examination of the text by the National Assembly in plenary session.
For the CPME, small businesses cannot and should not be used as an adjustment variable in the current parliamentary debate. And this, especially since it is obvious that the voluntary departure plans encouraging seniors to leave the company do not concern them, says the organization.
The CPME also spoke out against a possible extension of the senior index to companies with more than 50 employees, while the implementation of this indicator only concerned companies with more than 300 employees in the initial reform project pensions presented by the government.
The CPME therefore cannot explain the reversal of the executive, which declared itself in favor of this index concerning companies with more than 50 employees. It is feared that dogmatism will now prevail over pragmatism, concludes the employers’ organization.