The organizing committee of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, whose general manager Claude Atcher is suspected of being at the origin of a “deep social unrest“Experienced by the employees of the body, the fields a little more than a year before the start of the World Cup in France. In a lengthy article published last Wednesday, L’Équipe, in great detail, recounted the “terror management”Created by Atcher and his chief of staff within the Public Interest Group (GIP) France-2023, where exhaustion, resignations and anxiety attacks are mixed.
The spokesman for the Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, confirmed this Tuesday to AFP that the investigation of the Labor Inspectorate at the headquarters of France-2023 had “it began»But that there was no«return to this point“. Contacted by AFP, France-2023 was not in a position in the early afternoon to comment on this information. Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, at the origin of the referral to the Labor Inspectorate as soon as possible came out the investigation of the sports newspaper, reiterated on Sunday his concern at the microphone of RTL, claiming to have “he requested that the conclusions (be) communicated to him promptly“The minister also described how.”rumor»The possible replacement of Atcher by the former prime minister Jean Castex.
It is in this context that the French Rugby Federation (FFR), shareholder of 62% of the GIP together with the State (37%) and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF, 1%), will meet this week in Marseille annual congress. The XV of France, on tour in Japan, will still be ruling out with the Brave Blossoms in Aichi when an extraordinary general assembly, with on the agenda, a “modification of the statutes and internal regulations of the FFR“, Will open on Saturday at 9:30 in the Parc Chanot, in the presence of President Bernard Laporte. An ordinary AG will follow at 10.00, during which the moral report of the FFR, the provisional budget for 2022-2023 and, above all, a “France-2023 progress report“.
Will Atcher be there? Since the publication of the L’Équipe poll, the general manager of France-2023 has been discreet: he was remarkably absent from the stands of the Stade de France on Friday evening, for the final of the Top 14 between Castres and Montpellier. On Monday he told Les Echos that it was “satisfied that the labor inspectorate is coming to investigate»And that he«reserves your comments on the cases mentioned“recognizing a”paternalistic managerial management“. Following the referral to the Labor Inspectorate, the FFR convened last Thursday the Economic and Social Committee (CSE) of France-2023, at the end of which it was decided to establish a toll-free number.”in order to ensure an anonymous escalation of reports“, and one”social audit“.
In Les Echos, Atcher considered that a “flow“was aimed at”knock out»
A member of the FFR steering committee and president of the Ligue d’Ile-de-France, Florian Grill described how “sordid»Atcher’s management of its employees. “What surprises and worries me most is that all witnesses do it with their faces hidden: we are no longer in the anecdote, it is a system.“, loved the elected member of the opposition, questioned by AFP.”Not to mention that it is not without consequences for the image of rugby in France and internationally.“.
World Rugby, the governing body of world rugby, announced last Thursday its “concerns»With the board of directors of France-2023 and the FFR. In Les Echos, Atcher considered that a “flow“was aimed at”knock outAs for suspicions of favoritism surrounding the sponsorship of France’s XV, he will appear in September with Montpellier President Mohed Altrad – whose group is sponsoring the XV of France shirt – and Bernard Laporte, before the Paris Criminal Court for “breach of trust»,«misuse of corporate assets“and of”hidden work for concealment of activity“. Justice suspects that he had benefited especially, between 2017 and 2018 through non-existent services paid to his company Score XV, from about 80,000 euros that Laporte would have diverted to the detriment of the FFR.