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Main assignments and external representations of the CSEDT

Tasks

In recent years, the Union Chamber of Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, alone or in the company of other professional organizations such as CINOA (International Confederation of Art Dealers), the SNA ( National Union of Antique dealers), the SLAM (Union of the Old and Modern Bookstore) and the CPGA (Professional Committee of art galleries), intervened:

– at the European Commission in Brussels, as part of the preparatory work for the drafting of the European VAT Directive to obtain a reduction in the VAT rate applicable to artworks . As a result of multiple interventions, margin taxation has been declared applicable to artworks.

– At the Ministry of Culture, to apply for the reduced rate of VAT. A calculation of the VAT specific to the actions of promotion of the artists and artworks was thus obtained

– at the Ministry of Finance and Budget under the ISF,

Result: Exclusion from the scope of application of artworks and collectibles.

Social dialogue

Paritarism

The social partners, representative organizations of employees of the branch and professional employers organizations, signed on February 4, 2009, an agreement on the development of social dialogue and the organization of paritarianism in non-food retail businesses – art galleries belong to the same category. Seeing as the evolution of the social dialogue, the implementation of this agreement has proved to be essential for the management of the National Collective Agreement on Non-Food Retail Trade (CDNA) and applicable to art galleries. The CSEDT is considered as an employers’ organization.
As such, it is a member of the CNDA – Group of 10. It represents art galleries as employers and thus participates in social dialogue within joint committees.

The 2009 agreement set up the establishment of a financing fund: the APCDNA (Paral Association of Retail Non-Food Retailers) finances actions related to social dialogue (transmission of information on the evolution of the Collective Agreement, participation in the negotiations and in the elaboration of conventional texts and agreements, follow-up of branch agreements, information on representative bodies, etc.). It was extended by an order published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on February 6, 2010 providing for a mandatory contribution for all companies in the CDNA branch. (OJ Brochure N ° 3251 – IDCC 1517) employing salaried staff. This contribution is fixed at € 50 per establishment, plus 0.07% of the payroll at 31 December.
The amount of the contribution is capped at € 500 for establishments with less than 20 employees. In order to declare and pay this mandatory contribution, a payment slip must be downloaded on the A.P.C.D.N.A. For multi-establishment companies, to facilitate the declaration, a summary slip can be used and updated each year by the company concerned.

Collective Agreement for Art Galleries

The collective agreement applicable in art galleries regulates the work of employees. In particular, it lays down the remuneration in force and the levels of responsibility through a pay scale, and deals with employment contracts, leave or vocational training.

Chapter 1: General clauses
Chapter 2: Safety and health of the worker
Chapter 3: Right to organize and representative staff institutions
Chapter 4: Youth Work – Apprenticeship
Chapter 5: Employment contract
Chapter 6: Termination of the employment contract
Chapter 7: Sickness – Accident at Work – Occupational Disease – Maternity
Chapter 8: Employee Leave
Chapter 9: Part-time work
Chapter 10: Employment of Disabled Workers
Chapter 11: Modalities and functioning of vocational training throughout life
Chapter 12: Classifications
Chapter 13: Minimum Monthly Payment – Seniority Bonus
Chapter 14: Miscellaneous Clauses
Minimum wages
Miscellaneous agreements

The non-food retail collective agreement in its updated version came into force by a ministerial order dated December 18th, 2013 and mainly changed the following rules:

  • 1 day of leave was granted in the event of the marriage of a brother or a sister,
  • PACS has been added for family event days (in case of death),
  • On days off for deaths in family , may be added a duration equal to the time of the journey, unpaid duration,
  • Two paid days a year with medical evidence of a child’s illness, (under 16 years) have been granted, regardless of the number of children.

Exceptions to Sunday rest

Regarding galleries located in Paris, the Prefecture of Police questions the CPGA every year to fix all derogations applicable to Sunday rest.

In agreement with administrative authorities, the CPGA helps to stop derogations from Sunday rest. The number of Sundays worked increased from 5 to 12 in 2016.

Institutional Seats

The Chambre Syndicale is affiliated to the following Confederations:

– THE FRENCH CONFEDERATION OF CRAFT TRADES (CFMA)
Founded more than half a century ago, the CFMA functions as a support to federative bodies and impetus for the main actors in art trades with the largest gathering of their peers and professional organizations. As a service and network company, the CFMA’s main role is the defence of craft institutions and their joint promotion. It brings 21 professional unions and associations together. The “Chambre Syndicale” is the only professional organization to represent art dealers within the CFMA.

– THE CONFEDERATION OF FRENCH TRADERS
The Confederation of French Traders is made up of 16 federations, including the Trade Union Chamber for Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, the Professional Committee on Art Galleries, the National Union of Antique Dealers and the National Trade Union of Antiquity and Art. It aims to defend independent trade.

The “Chambre Syndicale” is associated as a correspondent with the following professional organizations:

– THE NATIONAL UNION OF ANTIQUE DEALERS , ART OBJECTS TRADERS, ANCIENT AND MODERN PAINTINGS (SNA)
Founded in 1901, the SNA is dedicated to the defense and promotion of the antique trade towards public and governmental bodies. It organizes prestigious events such as the” Biennale des Antiquaires”.
– THE PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE OF ART GALLERIES (CPGA)
The Professional Committee of Art Galleries, an association founded in 1947, aims to represent French art galleries before public authorities. More broadly, it provides a consultative role – or even a mediator – in the service of art professionals. Its purpose is also to ensure professional ethics.
– THE SYNDICATE OF THE OLD AND MODERN LIBRARY (SLAM)
In France, the SLAM is the only professional trade union that registers all booksellers who specialize in old books, illustrated books, autographs and engravings. Created in 1914, it has 250 members, the best specialty booksellers. The bookseller members have accepted rules of ethics defined by the SLAM, itself affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Bookstore, LILA, which brings professional associations from 28 countries together. Every year in Paris, the SLAM organizes the International Book Fair, which attracts booksellers and bibliophiles from all over the world.

The Chambre Syndicale is represented:

– IN THE OBSERVATORY OF INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENTS OF ARTWORKS.

The Observatory of International Artistic Movements brings together representatives of the art market and representatives of various administrations (the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of the Budget, Customs, the Police and the gendarmerie). Its secretary is provided by the movement and inventory of artworks office and the Directorate of Museums of France. In this context, the office provides statistics and helps to analyze the international movements of works of art.

– in THE LIAISON COMMITTEE OF THE ART MARKET (CLMA) The CLMA is an informal structure that allows the most representative organizations and unions in the art market to dialogue and in some cases to carry out joint actions, such as the Art Market Celebration, which the first edition took place in 2009. The members of the CLMA are the European Chamber of Art Experts, the Trade Union Chamber of Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, the French Chamber of Trade and Dealers in Philately, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries, the National Union of Antique Dealers, the National Trade Union of Antiquity and Occasion, the National Union of Professional Experts and Numismatists, and the National Union of Old and Modern Booksellers.

– At the ARTIST’S HOUSE

Created in 1952, the House of Artists is France’s largest association dedicated to artists who are involved with the visual arts, setting out its views on missions fulfilled by services of general interest for visual artists (creative help, advice, etc.) and a task subject to public authority, the management of artists’ social security. The House of Artists is an institution approved by the French state for the management of author/artists’ social insurance in graphic and plastic art field.

– in the PROFESSIONAL COMMISSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY OF AUDITING ARTISTS

This commission reviews author – artists files for their affiliation to the French Social Security Scheme through/by means of the Maison des Artistes.

– THE FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART SECTOR (CIPAC).

CIPAC supports and develops contemporary life art in France, promotes a better knowledge of the sector and contributes to the professional environment framework. Nowadays, Twenty-five professional associations are members of CIPAC: they represent the diversity of public or private structures and a collegiate working environment in the field of contemporary art throughout the French National Territory. Joint actions are initiated and undertaken to promote the plastic and visual art sector and projects necessary for its structuring are also carried out, as well as the recognition of its professions.

– in THE VOLUNTARY SALES BOARD FOR PUBLIC AUCTION (CVV) The CVV, created in 2000, is a regulatory authority for auction houses. It issues approvals to sales companies and approved experts, sanctions breaches of laws, regulations and professional obligations of these companies and ensures professional training organization .

– IN THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF ENGRAVING

The National Committee of the French engraving, association law 1901, publishes the News of the Print, the only French language magazine specialized in the field of printmaking. The “Nouvelles de l’Estampe “addresses, in each of its bi-monthly deliveries, a wide variety of subjects and constitutes an irreplaceable source of documentation. The president of the National Committee of French Engraving is Philippe Sénéchal.

– IN PARIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY  (CCIP) The CCIP is a public institution run by 80 elected CEOs from all sectors of activity. Serving the 380,000 companies in Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, it is involved in many areas related to economic development and the life of the company.

– in GROUP OF TEN (National Collective Agreement for Non-Food Retail Stores) The Group of Ten is the representative body recognized by public authorities (the Ministry of Employment and Training) to negotiate collective agreements between companies and unions of employees. It has drafted the National Collective Agreement for Non-Food Retail Trade whose purpose is to develop and improve the provisions of the Labor Code and adapt them to the particularities of non-food retail trade. Non-food retailers are antiques, flea markets, art galleries (art works), tableware, cutlery, drugstore, household equipment, bazaars, household businesses, models, games, toys, perinatality and leather goods (group of ten). The collective agreement consists of a basic text and endorsements, each of these endorsements being the result of a negotiation on a specific point (leave, premiums, pension plan, etc.).

– at THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF FORCO on behalf of THE GROUP OF TEN

FORCO supports the vocational training policies defined by the Group of Ten (Non-Food Retail Trade). As a joint certified collector for this sector, it collects and pools the professional training funds of the Group of Ten companies.

– IN CITIES AND CRAFTS OF ART (VMA)

VMA is an association law 1901, created in 1992, whose object is the promotion and preservation of French art trades in the territory of the French Republic. A label is awarded to those who deserve it according to a certain number of criteria defined by professionals of the French Confederation of Crafts (CFMA) and the Craft Incentive Society (SEMA).

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