In favour of a veritable right to redeployment


Bernard MASSÉRA

Formerly employee representative of the Central Works Council, Chausson

Seminar Social life | Thursday October 11, 2001

Even in times of economic recovery, factory closures are frequent. This gives rise to anxiety among employees and produces an upheaval. In order to prevent unjustified closures, it is tempting to limit them. However, this runs the risk of merely postponing the inevitable to a later date and making the solutions complicated. Would it not be better to put redeployment processes in place and encourage companies to invest time and money in these, or even force them to do so ? Frédéric Bruggeman, in his capacity as an expert called upon by works' councils, has been witness to numerous factory closures and has taken part in successful redeployment operations, such as that which took place following the last planned redundancy scheme at the Chausson factory. This experience led him to advocate a veritable right of employees to redeployment.

The entire article was written by:

Élisabeth BOURGUINAT

This session was published in issue n°33 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Reconstruire.