ANNECY | François Astorg reacts to the “Christmas gifts” from the unions!
PUBLISHED ON 02/12/2022 by Auriana Castro – 242 views
A song, two strike notices, a leaflet… the unions of the city of Annecy spoiled the mayor to make themselves heard. On the side of the town hall: “The dialogue is open”.
With the approach of the end of year celebrations, the union Force Ouvrière of the city of Annecy, has created a calendar of the front, rather original, for the mayor François Astorg. These are several actions, presented as “Christmas gifts”. If the initiative can make you smile, the FO union wishes to make its demands heard.
Among these gifts, a parody of the title ” Everything is going well “ d’Orelsan, where the refrain changes “Francis, everything is fine” to denounce the difficulties of the animators. And then chosen most common for unions, two strike notices.
“Every day, people leave. » Régis Faucher, FO secretary of the city of Annecy
The unions deplore the working conditions of city officials, all services combined.
FO, the FA (Autonomous Federation), the CGT and the CFDT thus intimating to strike on December 6 and 7, 2022. At the heart of their demands: the lack of personnel.
“We no longer have a DGS, we don’t have a HRD, we don’t have an occupational doctor. Every day people leave. » In the voice of Régis Faucher, FO secretary of the city of Annecy, apprehension can be heard: “We are worried! We can talk about bleeding, we still have executives and agents who are leaving. »
For Séverine Catoir, treasurer FO and ATSEM, this lack of degraded staff resulting in the working conditions of agents: “We are also as if we were at the end of the school year… All the agents are tired, some are in burn-out, there are more and more work stoppages. Agents no longer like their job. I don’t like mine anymore. »
Régis Faucher has worked for the city of Annecy since 1992, according to the union the only solution to improve the situation is to provide the financial means: “If we want to keep staff, we have to put the means so that they stay and find new officers who want to work in our community. » Séverine Catoir continues: “You have to know that you don’t live, you survive. The city of Annecy must make an effort. There are things to do, if there is the will to do, it is possible. We are waiting for proposals. »
“The dialogue is open. […] I hope we can find an agreement. » François Astorg, Mayor of Annecy
At the microphone of H2O, François Astorg wishes to emphasize that the municipality hears the demands of the unions: “We are very present in the discussions, we listen… Even if we cannot respond to all requests. » The mayor specifies, in 2021, the community has increased by 1,000 hours of social dialogue and in 2022, for the moment, more than 1,100 hours.
In 2022, the demands were largely related to purchasing power, the mayor recognized this: “Life in Annecy is expensive. » Faced with the requests, François Astorg confides that the community has implemented several measures, some following the national directions: “The index point for civil servants has been raised by 3.5 points. Before, we had launched a revaluation of the compensation scheme and I insisted that we finance the loss of days of seniority: we had nearly 300,000 euros. The salary review [a coûté] for more than 1 Million. »
Regarding the indefinite strike of the ATSEM, the mayor returns to past discussions. Indeed, François Astorg met parents and ATSEM in order to find an agreement. A necessary meeting: “It is true that the ATSEM have a very difficult job, with a lot of hardship, there can be professional wear and tear. This is a subject that we have taken seriously. This is why all the elected officials concerned by the schools will go to meet the ATSEM in the schools. »
Progress has been made, say the mayor, however, no agreement has been signed to date: “We had studied, made proposals… But it is true that we did not respond 100% to all requests. On certain subjects, the city cannot access it in a legal environment or in a financial environment, in particular the hiring of around twenty additional ATSEM. » François Astorg continues: “It is not possible for the city. It was put on the table from the start, we still want to be able to reach an agreement… But in the end, the representatives did not want to sign the agreement. »
Monday, December 5, 2022, the unions will be received at the town hall to make their demands and proposals heard: “The files are not closed. We will continue to discuss. » says the mayor of Annecy. A desire that Force Ouvrière visibly shares: “We want to make our voice heard. Our community needs to find a good atmosphere. »
Listen to the interview with François Astorg, Mayor of Annecy:
Listen to Régis Faucher and Séverine Catoir from FO Ville d’Annecy discussing the issue of the lack of staff: