In March-April, during confinement, the caddy had been made compulsory and made it possible to maintain the distance at the checkout, in the lines, between customers and also vis-à-vis staff, recalls Delphine Latawiec, national secretary CNE Commerce. Stewards posted at the entrance to the stores were tasked with disinfecting the trolleys, checking the wearing of masks and ensuring the flow of customers and compliance with their maximum number inside the supermarket.
“However, today, it is clear that customers no longer systematically disinfect their caddy. Sometimes the equipment is lacking, but sometimes the customers simply do not do it, ”notes the trade unionist. “Since the health situation is quite similar to that of last spring, employers must take their responsibilities and guarantee this disinfection,” she said.
Via the committees for prevention and protection at work (CPPT), the unions therefore call on large-scale distribution companies to enforce these rules thanks to these two measures, which, coupled with other still existing rules, would make it possible to work in a more secure environment. The question of one person per caddy would therefore be less sensitive, adds Delphine Latawiec.
The workers’ representatives also deplore having no global view on the number of cases in the store or the number of employees placed in quarantine.