Élise Denjean, edited by Solène Leroux 06:12, May 29, 2022

The national congress of Force Ouvrière opens this Sunday in Rouen, for five days of debates.

The 3,000 participants will discuss the results of Yves Veyrier, the general secretary, but also the union's resolutions for the years to come.

Regarding the record of the current Secretary General, it is rather positive.

This is an important moment in union life.

Force Ouvrière is preparing to renew its governing bodies.

Its national congress opens this Sunday in Rouen, for five days of debate.

The 3,000 participants will discuss the results of Yves Veyrier, the general secretary, but also the union's resolutions for the years to come.

Regarding the record of the current Secretary General, it is rather positive.

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It helped to "get the organization back on track"

According to several members of Force Ouvrière, Yves Veyrier, elected in November 2018, made it possible to "get the organization back on track".

The site was enormous for him who took the reins of a union in the midst of a crisis after the resignation of Pascal Pavageau, suspected of filing his members.

Yves Veyrier also had to deal with current events, the Covid-19 pandemic of course, and more recently the war in Ukraine.

All this against a backdrop of "questioning the role of unions" under the era of Emmanuel Macron.

"He's a woodcutter"

He is nevertheless pleased, and his union recognizes him, for having largely contributed to the postponement of the unemployment insurance reform, just like having contributed to the opening of negotiations on telework.

Its mission: to restore the credit of the word of FO, while we witnessed the explosion of new modes of expression outside the unions, with the yellow vests or the antivax.

"He's a hard worker," says one of his relatives. 

His only regret: not having gone far enough to convince employees who are far from trade unionism.

A project that he hopes to see continue under the impetus of the next secretary general, Frédéric Souillot.

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