CORONAVIRUS: BOUYGUES WAIVES TO PARTIALLY UNEMPLOYED PART OF ITS WORKFORCE, ACCORDING TO CFDT
PARIS (Reuters) – Bouygues Telecom has decided to lay off part of its workforce during the period of confinement due to the coronavirus epidemic, the CFDT said on Saturday.
“The management announces that the customer advisers of the internal centers are currently in the process of being equipped to do work at home. This will avoid partial unemployment for all the teams of the management of the internal centers in April” , the union said, adding that almost a thousand workers were affected.
Partial unemployment would have led to a drop in the remuneration of employees to 84% of their net salary with negative consequences on their retirement points and the acquisition of days of RTT, said the CFDT.
Bouygues Telecom could not be reached immediately.
The question of short-time working is agitating many sectors while the government has launched a massive support plan of 45 billion euros, notably allowing companies to reduce or temporarily suspend the activity of their employees, by paying them compensation. partly charged by the State.
Telecoms operator SFR, a French subsidiary of Altice Europe, plans to lay off up to 60% of its workforce in the face of the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic, union representatives told Reuters on Tuesday, denouncing “an effect windfall “.