The bill aimed at transposing the agreement between employers and unions to generalize the sharing of company profits to employees will be presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, announced the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt. The government is aiming for adoption in Parliament this summer. The agreement was signed by four out of five unions with the exception of the CGT.
Concluded on February 10, the national interprofessional agreement (ANI) aims in particular to widely generalize several devices. Taking up the agreement, the bill provides that companies between 11 and 49 employees and which are profitable (whose net profit represents at least 1% of turnover for three consecutive years) put in place at least one value sharing from January 1, 2025.
The government retained this date of entry into force, contrary to the recommendation of a parliamentary report at the beginning of April, which advocated an implementation "from 2024" given the context of high inflation. This generalization of value-sharing arrangements will be "experimental in nature" for five years, according to the bill.
The latter will also transcribe the obligation for companies with more than 50 employees to negotiate a way of distributing any exceptional profit while leaving (in accordance with the interprofessional agreement) to employers the definition of such exceptional profit. The bill is limited to the measures of the agreement between unions and employers and does not include additional measures on "superprofits", mentioned by Emmanuel Macron at the end of March.
Olivier Dussopt also announced on Monday that the salary negotiation follow-up committee would be meeting on June 14 in order to fight against what is presented as a "smicardisation" of salary grids. Against a background of inflation, the idea is to "relaunch these negotiations and ensure that social dialogue is the most productive", commented the Minister of Labor. The recent mechanical increases in the Smic have caused a setback in salary scales in many professional branches.