The president of the national MEDEF welcomed by the unions in Reunion Island

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieu came to meet the bosses of Reunion. This Thursday he attended a General Assembly of the local MEDEF, in which nearly 350 business leaders participated. Unions have reserved a welcoming committee for him.



The president of MEDEF is in Reunion. The local MEDEF is organizing a general assembly this Thursday, October 28 in Saint-Denis. For the occasion, an inter-union CGTR, FSU, SAIPER and Solidaires was formed and decided to demonstrate to welcome the boss of MEDEF, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.


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The trade unions called on workers, with or without a job, to gather this Thursday, October 28 from 2 p.m. in front of the Domaine de la Piscine at Barachois in Saint-Denis, place of the MEDEF General Assembly.

An inter-union calls on the president of the national MEDEF

The inter-union particularly wishes to draw the attention of Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux to the low wages in Reunion. She believes that a revaluation of the conventional minimum wage to 2,000 euros gross is urgent.

“Yes, salaries will increase, there will be negotiations, but not everyone can increase their salaries, for example the tourism people who have suffered a lot. More broadly the subject is basically, how is it that collectively we create prosperity, in the country and in Reunion. ”

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President of the national MEDEF

For Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, ” it’s over the days when we said nationally wages are increasing Now it is happening by sectors, by companies, when they can.

The unions also wanted to challenge the president of the national MEDEF on compliance with Sunday work regulations in Reunion Island, the application of collective agreements or even the “compensation promised for years by the employers in exchange for public aid”, and in particular the creation of long-term jobs.

Bosses must ” project into the positive

The president of the national MEDEF came to the island to meet business leaders from Reunion Island. “I come to learn, to understand the difficulties, of the economic actors penalized by the health crisis.

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux believes that the period is at the end of the crisis, for many sectors the outlook is improving. He wants to reassure business leaders about the support for the EMPs that will expire and talk to them about the prospects for 2022.

“I have seen positive, dynamic and very innovative business leaders. The message is be optimistic, the crisis is still behind us. There are still sectors that are suffering, in tourism for example, but you have to project yourself in a positive way. “

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President of the national MEDEF

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If there are reasons to be positive, there are still concerns, such as the cost of raw materials and freight, and recruitment, as elsewhere in the world, recognizes Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the president of the national MEDEF.

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