Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Each year, compulsory salary negotiations (NAO) in the banking sector begin with BNP Paribas SA (which brings together the head office and the French network of BNP Paribas). This places the “SA” – which has more than 42,000 employees – in the position of “barometer” of the social climate, before other banks do not negotiate in their turn.

However, the 2020 edition of these NAOs – which ended on Friday with a final meeting between management and the unions – marks a certain gloom.

The most spectacular sign, for the second time in three years (the previous one was in 2018), the negotiations were punctuated last Wednesday by a call for strike action by all unions.

The movement took place on Wednesday between two rounds of negotiation, but it was indeed the effects of a project to reform the opening hours of branches that crystallized the discontent.

A less followed strike in Paris

According to several sources, the movement was not followed in a homogeneous way, little in the Paris region and in the central functions of the group, and more in the region, where, “several dozen” agencies were closed that day.

Paris was much less participatory than the other provincial regions in line with the impact of the project », Specifies a good connoisseur. Management declined to comment.

In terms of compensation, the company has reviewed its copy releasing ballast throughout the three sessions of negotiations for three weeks. They are ” good signals “, Admits the CFDT in a leaflet, deploring” that the company did not want to grant a permanent general increase measure

The proposed “package” is made up of individual increases – the envelope devoted to them will remain unchanged – and exceptional bonuses, the amount of which varies according to the total gross remuneration of the employee.

Survey members

This proposal must still be the subject of an agreement on the part of the staff representatives, knowing that the SNB / CFE-CGC, the leading union at BNP Paribas, “weighs” enough for its signature to validate the agreement alone. . ” We will see Monday, we have to survey our members », Indicates the union. The CFDT also wishes to consult its members. In the absence of a signature, the rule is that the initial proposals of management apply unilaterally.

In detail, employees earning up to three times the minimum wage would be paid a “Macron bonus” (exempt from charges and not subject to tax) of 500 euros (against 400 euros during the previous session).

For total gross remuneration between 55,419 euros and 80,000 euros, a bonus of 400 euros (subject to tax) is proposed (the previous proposal was 250 euros and covered fewer employees). Finally, the Company Savings Plan (PEE) would be supplemented by 300 euros if the employee pays 100 euros.