Among the special regimes that the pension reform wants to bring into a universal logic, there is that of the electric and gas industries (IEG). 140,000 employees working mainly at EDF and Engie who could, if they mobilized even more strongly, complicate the government’s situation. In reality, the sector’s social partners have been consulting for months to plan a transition that would be funded mainly by employers. It is still necessary to reach an agreement and have the principle accepted by the executive.
“Our employers do not want to set fire to the social body and throughout the duration of the concertation they said to the government, let us manage a device within the branch in compliance with the future law”, confides William Viry- Allemoz, general secretary of CFE-CGC energy. The trade unionist is one of the guardians of the regime of the IEG branch, one of the main special regimes, with that of the SNCF and the RATP, which are to disappear in the pension reform. For the past 18 months, informal discussions have taken place between certain unions and the employers in the sector. A branch which counts 158 companies but in reality two, EDF and Engie, which concentrate 90% of the 140,000 employees concerned, including 85% at EDF with its subsidiaries Enedis and RTE.