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July 12, 2017

PSA Group unions sign agreement

Five labour unions, representing 80% of PSA Group employees, have signed the "New Momentum for Growth" performance agreement to support the deployment of the "Push to Pass" strategic plan and Groupe PSA's growth.

By David Leggett

Five labour unions, representing 80% of PSA Group employees, have signed the “New Momentum for Growth” performance agreement to support the deployment of the “Push to Pass” strategic plan and Groupe PSA’s growth.

PSA said the agreement features three ambitions. 

One is supporting performance and flexibility to protect the company and its jobs. PSA says it has made France an engineering powerhouse, aiming for an expected production of a million vehicles in France, with a modern, flexible, and performant industrial footprint. The objective was achieved in 2016, with 1,008,000 vehicles produced in France. PSA also says it has implemented a ‘responsible hiring policy supporting the professional development of each employee, achieved over 1,000 internal professional re-conversions in one year and welcomed 2,000 young employees in its sites’.

A second stated company ambition is ‘improving the employee experience, in particular, integrating a focus on well-being at work’. PSA says it is committed to implementing a balanced salary policy, by redistributing the fruits of its growth: ‘As the Group’s results grow, so will the rewards distributed’.

PSA says working methods are made more flexible with the Remote Work offer for 25 days per year, which completes the already existing e-working offer, with dynamic workspaces in Flex-offices, on tertiary and technical sites.

Groupe PSA is also part of the European Healthy Workplaces approach for safer and healthier workplaces. In 2017, the Group also makes its internal news available to all employees with the Live’in PSA application and deploys a corporate social network with Yammer. All employees are committed in the digital experience of the company through the digital passport.

A third company ambition is to strengthen company leadership, bringing together employee representatives, unions and management to build the future of Groupe PSA.

PSA said: “The challenge of this agreement is to evolve from a culture of negotiation to a culture of co-construction, with all employees’ representatives, in a relationship based on proximity, trust and transparency, involving in particular an upstream dialogue on the Group’s strategy. The process becomes international with the signing in 2017 of a global agreement on corporate social responsibility with IndustriALL trade union federations.”

Xavier Chéreau, head of Human Resources at Groupe PSA, said: “Our aim, with the co-construction approach, is to make the company and its employees win. It’s innovative and we have designed it as a valuable competitive advantage in this extremely competitive economic environment. It’s completely in line with our human resources policy. We see every day that it helps federate energies and release talent”

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