According to Vincent Giraudeaux, president of the Federation of the actors of the prevention, the clause Molière has good ideas, but would not solve all the issues related to the safety on construction sites.
Posted workers : the FFB wants a mandatory training at the French
In an interview with radio RTL, may 4, Jacques Chanut, president of the French Federation of building (FFB), has called for a mandatory training at the French of posted workers. The objective is to ensure their security on building sites.
“We ask simply that these workers before they come to France, have a few hours of training in French, they include the essential words to be able to themselves to be safe on a construction site in France”, explained Jacques Chanut asked about the clause “Molière”. As a reminder, this device, which aims to make mandatory the mastery of the French language at the sites, and has been the subject of an interministerial instruction stating that it is illegal. According to this text, to impose the mastery of the French language is “discriminatory” and “infringe the principle of equal access to public”. This warning of the public authorities does not, however, discourages local authorities and users of this clause.
“What is important is to be certain that they can work in conditions of hygiene and safety normal (…). It is estimated that when you do not understand a word of French, you put yourself in the insecurity and the insecurity on a construction site”, was also of the view Jacques Chanut. “If there is not an obligation to learn these few words in order to be efficient and protected on a site it will not happen.”