The governor of the Banque de France formalized it on Wednesday, the institution is about to close, “By the end of 2022”, 14 of the 37 banknote sorting offices which operate today throughout the country, responsible for collecting, sorting and then putting the currency back into circulation. A ” common good “, recalls the intersyndicale (CFE-CGC, CGT, FO, SnaBF), “Which must be managed by a public institution as part of a public service”. However, it is to private funds transport companies (Loomis and Brinks) that the management of the Banque de France now intends to entrust the activity of the abolished funds. “They will sort up to 60% of the number of tickets. We serve them our activity on a plate ”, denounces Fabienne Rouchy, general secretary of the CGT Banque de France. For the inter-union, it is “The privatization of a whole section of the activity” which is played in secret, threatening, in passing, 200 jobs, estimates the CGT. Because, if management swears that the 134 employees directly affected by the closure of the sorting boxes will all be reclassified and will be offered “Repositioning in another fund or in another business within the Banque de France”, unions judge the figure “Very largely underestimated since it does not include the agents assigned to control missions”. Even more worrying, the review clause, set at the end of 2022, “Leaves fear of new closures and therefore new job cuts”.
While the crisis accelerates precariousness and explodes the number of households in a situation of over-indebtedness, the unions reaffirm that “The missions of the Banque de France (…) are more than ever necessary for the community, which is in contradiction with any job cuts”.