Union elections: the CGT tops the ballot in very small businesses

A mixed success. The CGT again came out on top in very small businesses, with 26.31% of the vote, ahead of the CFDT (16.46%), and in a context of very low participation (5.44%), according to results transmitted to AFP by union sources, Friday April 16.

Unsa climbed to third place (15.89%), ahead of FO (13.84%), CFTC (5.90%), Solidaires (4.27%) and CFE-CGC (3.95 %). In 2017, the CGT won the ballot, collecting 25.12% of the vote, followed by the CFDT with 15.49% and FO with 13.01%. The Unsa had jumped five points to 12.49%.

“We are satisfied that the CGT remains the leading trade union organization and that it is growing by more than 1%, with progress including among executives. However, we cannot be satisfied with such a participation rate”, reacted the secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez.

“The government must reflect because we have often warned them about the poor organization, the postponement (of the election), the problems of transmission of the elements of the vote. We must review the voting method because the employees of the VSEs like the others have the right to be represented “, he added.

The election was instituted by a law of 2010 to allow employees of companies with less than eleven employees and home employees to make their voices heard. The two previous editions had already been marked by a very low participation: 10.38% in 2012, then 7.35% in 2017.

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