May 22, 2022

“No employee should be deprived of their purchasing power because of the size of their company”


The secretary general of the ANFP defends access to extra-salary benefits for all employees who do not have a works council


André Martinie, secretary general of the ANFP

Interview conducted by Édouard Laugier

The ANPF (French National Payroll and Social Finance Association) supports the bill on “extra-salary benefits for all”, known as the Best law. What exactly does this law contain and why do you support it?

André Martinie : In France, only companies with more than 50 employees are required to have a works council. One of the functions of works councils is to provide all employees with a package of benefits known as “extra-salary benefits” in the form of discounts, preferential rates, etc. Companies with less than 50 employees are not required to have a Works Council, their employees, in the vast majority, are deprived of extra-salary benefits. This has been going on for 77 years, when the works councils were created. In France, the number of employees in companies with less than 50 employees (micro-enterprises and small enterprises) exceeds 4 million, according to INSEE.

“Companies with fewer than 50 employees are not required to have a Works Council, their employees, in the vast majority, are deprived of extra-salary benefits”

The bill that we support aims to put an end to this inequality by allowing this category of people to also have access to non-wage benefits. This inequality is today an injustice because there is no longer any reason that justifies this situation. Since the arrival of the Internet, service providers have built offers that are very easily accessible in a few clicks on the web and no longer require the intermediation of a works council. Moreover, the subscription to this […]

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