French unions sign agreement to raise wages in textile industry
The agreement reflects the mobilization of the social partners in the textile sector to retain employees in the sector and strengthen its attractiveness to men and women, indicates a press release from the ITU, which represents 2,150 textile companies in France.
The other unions are the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT), the French Confederation of Management – General Confederation of Managers (CFE-CGC), the French Confederation of Christian Workers (CFTC), the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and the Force Ouvrière (FO).
France’s Union des Industries Textiles (UIT) and several other unions recently reached an agreement that increases the minimum wage in the textile industry from May 1 this year. The agreement provides for a 2.7 per cent increase in the conventional minimum wage for all professional categories in the industry: workers, supervisors and executives.
For his part, Olivier Ducatillion, director of the Lemaitre Demeestere company and president of UITH Nord, the textile and clothing union in Hauts-de-France, was recently elected president of the UIT during the general meeting of the union. He succeeds Yves Dubief.
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