Sub-section 3 Operation of the committees
Article R. 2522-17
In the event of an appeal by the parties to the conciliation procedure, the most diligent party sends the chairman of the commission a request setting out the points to which the disagreement relates.
When the minister in charge of labor or the prefect refers the matter to the national or regional conciliation commission, the summons addressed to the members of the commission mentions the points on which the disagreement relates.
These requests and communications are entered on their date of arrival in the special registers opened respectively at the ministry in charge of labor and in each regional and departmental directorate of labor, employment and vocational training.
Article R. 2522-18
Before conciliation commissions, the parties may be assisted by a member of the professional organization of employers or employees to which they belong.
When the parties are represented, the representative belongs to the same organization as the party he represents or actually exercises, on a permanent basis, an activity in the company where the conflict takes place. He is duly authorized and has the capacity to conclude a conciliation agreement on behalf of his principal.
Article R. 2522-19
The parties to the conflict are convened, at the request of the chairman of the committee, either by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, or by notification delivered against receipt signed by the interested party.
When one of the parties does not appear or is not represented before the committee under the conditions set out in the first and second paragraphs of article L. 2522-3, the chairman, after noting his absence, sets a new date. meeting during the session. The new meeting cannot take place more than eight days after the date of the meeting initially fixed. The chairman notifies the party present or represented of this meeting date.
Article R. 2522-20
When a party duly convened does not appear, without a legitimate reason, at the new meeting, the chairman draws up a record of deficiency. This report indicates the points of disagreement specified by the party present or represented.
The non-appearance of the party who introduced the request for conciliation constitutes waiver of the request.
Article R. 2522-21
When an agreement has been reached before a conciliation commission, the president draws up and notifies the parties of the minutes. The latter is communicated within twenty-four hours to the minister responsible for labor and to the prefect of the region or department. It is deposited in accordance with the provisions of article D. 2231-2.
When the parties do not reach an agreement, a non-conciliation report is drawn up and notified to them immediately by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt. This report specifies the points on which they have reached an agreement and those on which the disagreement persists. It is communicated to the minister in charge of labor and to the prefect of the region or the department within forty-eight hours.
The minutes are, in all cases, signed by the chairman, the members of the committee as well as by the parties present or their representatives.
Article R. 2522-22
The secretariat of the committees is provided by the services of the minister responsible for labor.
Article R. 2522-23
A joint decree of the ministers responsible for labor, agriculture and finance sets the conditions under which travel allowances are allocated for committee members and, for members other than active civil servants, vacations.