The meeting between elected officials and the group of organizations struggling with the economic and social health crisis in Guadeloupe lasted 15 hours and ended with the signing of a method agreement around 1 am, thus kicking off the first negotiations on Tuesday.
The evening was long, with twists and turns, but also with statements in stages that prove the harshness of the discussions that did not stop despite everything.
Demonstrate the determination of each party to the other on each side of the table at the Cité des Métiers in Raizet, to achieve this agreement on the method.
Shortly after 1 am, a joint signing of the method agreement that was drawn up during these discussions is announced.
Therefore, negotiations will begin on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, on thematic workshops for conclusions at the end of 2021.
The two parties agreed to organize the negotiations in two phases
The first stage will allow processing of urgent claims and the second stage will address the processing of other points on the platform, always in the presence of the state. The signatories chose about fifteen topics, including health, youth, family, dear life, etc.
Maité MToumo, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labor Union
Thus, the path to this agreement will not be clear. But for elected officials, it was important to reach such an agreement. It shows anyway that Guadeloupe can align in Guadeloupe’s favour. It remains now to convince the state to take its place and assume its responsibilities in the negotiations that will be able to begin. The twists and turns… and at the end of a long day of discussion signing…
Olivier Cerva, deputy of Guadeloupe and spokesperson for elected officials
Currently, the government remains in the position confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sebastien Licornu had previously stated that no ministerial delegation would be sent to Guadeloupe. Its representatives will immediately make a speech on the territory of the state. First of all, the governor of the region, who already has a task to discuss the youth plan that the government wants for Guadeloupe
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