“FA-FPT prefers the policy of small steps”

For first-time voters, how would you define your union?

The FA is an old federation as it was founded in 1945. Especially in terms of territory, FA-FPT claims its own characteristic, operational autonomy (there is no confederal system that gives instructions, that is, it is our members. measures to be taken) and political (we are independent from any movement). For 10 years, our association continues to advance, especially in large structures, and we will participate in these professional elections in our wider territory.

What makes you different from other regional associations? How does your understanding of social dialogue differ?

We are not hardliners: we do not have a fixed dogmatic position on certain topics such as management rules or working hours. Since it is always difficult to negotiate in communities, especially small ones, we prefer a policy of small steps: take what needs to be done, change the offers and get the best compromise for the agents. In our opinion, this policy allows for progress. We saw it in the contract PPCR : it was certainly not ideal, but it allowed progress in the development of the careers of colleagues.

According to the officers, your unit is actually firefighters. Do you identify it as a brake on reaching other FPT professions today?

It’s not worth it. It is true that we are the first organization in Sdis, but the colleagues in the commune do not necessarily know this. On this basis, I rather suggested that we are the first organization in my region, for example in the administrative centers of Gard, Hérault and Pyrenees-Orientales in Occitanie. This speaks volumes to the agents.

What claims against local authorities do you bring to the national level, that is, to the Supreme Council of the territorial civil service?

Our protest book is about twenty pages long. Among the main subjects are additional social protection – this is a real issue – or even the current pension reforms. We’re calling for the pay-as-you-go system to be maintained, but within that framework we’re open to any discussion… even if there are hurdles like keeping opportunities open in a long career situation. for active categories. Finally, we have seven sector-specific requirements related to working conditions.

How do you see the merger of social dialogue institutions?

We are living very badly with the Civil Service Transformation Act, which is taking away the entire skills section CAP, especially control centers. We regret that this institution is losing its meaning, because the opportunities for dialogue carried out in it, especially in relation to internal progress, which were only at the discretion of the administration, have disappeared. as for the creation CST, we call on all local government bodies to understand this and to start work immediately after the election. Even if we go back to what existed before its creation, it is important CHSCT.

As for turnout: given the context, do you predict a revival in voting?

Attendance is a real concern. In a number of elections we have seen it fall, but during the last election CNRACL, with electronic voting it was disastrous. The French have not mobilized for presidential, municipal and legislative elections, I don’t see what would encourage them to do so in a context where they can tell themselves that power is only advisory and that the mayor of their community will do it. what they want This is not entirely false, but we can make an impact by making adjustments. That’s why we are doing a lot of mobilization work so that civil servants can take advantage of this moment of democracy.

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