“This agreement brings us together and prepares our future. It illustrates the quality of social dialogue in our Group, which helps to protect the health and safety of employees, while preserving the sustainability of our company. It demonstrates our ability to move forward together in all situations, with responsible action, and is a strength for our business.” says Xavier Chéreau, EVP Human Resources and Transformation of Groupe PSA
In this context of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Group’s priority is to protect its employees. Today, while the sites are largely closed, Groupe PSA remains active and united and signs a social solidarity agreement in France with its social partners, which protects the health of employees and the company.
The Group acts without compromise and has implemented a protocol of reinforced sanitary measures in all its production, sales, after sales and in its tertiary sites. This protocol, validated by our health services, and with which the trade union organizations have been associated, is already largely deployed. The enhanced protocol measures are subject to regular internal audits and appraisal by the CSSCTs of each site.
In addition, this agreement includes the creation of a solidarity fund within the Group, ensuring the full compensation to all employees working in France during this period of partial activity. It will be made with the deduction of two days of ‘holidays’ from the managers account, one day from workers and by a contribution from the company.
Finally, the agreement sets the framework for an adaptation of the annual closings calendar, which will take into account the developments of the automotive market. The objective is, while preserving summer vacation time for everyone, to open the possibility for each site to adjust the annual closure period.
SOURCE: Groupe PSA