Freedom of representation in France
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by three French trade unions regarding the activities of the Eiffage Energie Group operating in France.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date11 Oct 2013
Host country(ies)France
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorElectricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

Read the public statement issued by the French NCP - 11 June 2014 français

On 11 October 2013, the French NCP received a request for review from 3 French trade unions alleging that Eiffage Energie Group had breached the general policies, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in France. More specifically the trade unions alleged that the company, following a jurisdictional decision on its institutional structure, within the framework for social dialogue, decided to terminate the mandate for staff representation affecting more than 900 offices in the 54 companies within the Group in France. 

The NCP, while undertaking the initial assessment of the specific instance and, after having obtained additional information from the trade unions, along with responses from the company, noted that the original cause of the differences between the parties had disappeared. The NCP consequently ended the specific instance and issued a public statement (français) in consultation with the parties.