The SMIC unit of measure of social injustice?

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And if the SMIC became the unit of measure of social injustice!

It was oh so difficult for this guest minister on the set of LCI to say his compensation face "disfigurements" of the system and its injustice "which recalled theirs to the rhythm of their breathing ... An example among others. But there are subjects that are difficult to put on the "menu", which would be intimate, unspeakable, eternal ... Even at a time when homosexuality is accepted as a social reality.

Yes, it is not easy to justify by a single responsibility or even competence a range of remuneration also open between it and those! We should also go back to what we mean by "responsibility" ... By definition, does social integration through work not engage the responsibility of each citizen concerned?

And curiously, the debate does not linger on this point yet neuralgic ... Forgotten topic or better "taboo", in business as elsewhere?

If we have analyzed, proposed, often published, about a fair sharing of the added value between labor and capital *, between dividend distribution and wage bill, at the micro level (that of companies) and its impact on the results Economic macro, the time is really to open the debate on the range of wages. We think we can start with the structures that companies are.

So, as we suggested for the distribution of the added value between payroll and dividends, we think it is appropriate to open the debate on the range of wages (distribution of the wage bill between the various colleges or classes of employees) in order to negotiate in each company, in the name of social equity, the ratio between the highest salary and the bottom salary to be expressed in a timely manner in SMIC (for example, ranging from 1 to 3 times the SMIC ... ).

Having opened up this debate in companies, the path will then be drawn to extend it to other types of public or private services ... Always evaluated with reference to the SMIC, thus structurally linked to a recognized minimum value for human labor, evolving with the recognition that society gives it at the moment.

Thus, coming out of the osteopath; I honored her performance by signing a check equivalent to 0, 05 SMIC, my neighbor has a retirement of 0.7 SMIC while the salary of my young (and talented!) banker already reaches 3 SMIC ... We will talk later about elected officials, it is promised, not to mention the precariousness of their function, then the great sportsmen, it is promised, without forgetting the brevity of their career ... Without forgetting to take into account in any case the duration of studies and other preliminary training ( especially when they are long and expensive ...)

But here we are first betting that this method of evaluating salaries and other income would have a significant psychological impact giving a more explicit light for a debate to open on the subject: a site certainly difficult but become essential to prevent our society does not endure in too much social injustice. "

Rémi Guillet, the 15 December 2018


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