Last stretch for the negotiations on new agreement Gdf-Suez

(26 February 2009) The special negotiating group organised a preparatory meeting to consider the latest proposals of management on 23 and 24 February in Paris.

Key questions including the definition of consultation, the relation between working groups and EWC itself, the number of working groups (both as regards the branches (environmental services, energy, energy services) and social issues to be considered are still outstanding. The EWC considered what it could accept of management proposals, what alternatives could be considered and what it deemed not acceptable.

The aim is to reach a conclusion at the next meeting 3 and 4 March when the group will meet with management again.

The EPSU Deputy General Secretary participated as expert to the SNB.