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Working with your dog or cat? The town hall of Paris opens the way to its agents

published on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:55 p.m.

Opposition politicians have expressed their reservations about what they consider to be a “false good idea, and a potential gas plant”.

Going to work at the town hall of Paris with his cat, his dog? The capital wishes to authorize its agents not being in contact with the public to work with their pet, subject to the agreement of the hierarchy and the colleagues.

The City of Paris will “extend exchanges with trade unions” to “allow requesting agents who are not in contact with the public to come to work accompanied by their pets”, decided the municipal council, approving a wish presented by the opponent Florence Berthout, mayor (DVD) of the 5th arrondissement.

According to this text written by mutual agreement with the majority on the left, the reception of an animal of an agent must be done with “the agreement of the head of the establishment and the other agents composing his work collective”. “There are agents who love animals but others who are afraid of them”, underlined the assistant (PS) for human resources Antoine Guillou.

Paris would thus imitate the neighboring town of Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), which since September 2020 has authorized its agents to come to their workplace accompanied by their pet. Grenoble and Nice have made similar decisions for dogs.

“Many scientific studies have shown the beneficial effects of the presence of an animal on health”, argued Florence Berthout, citing a 2017 study according to which this presence leads to a “23% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease”.

Camels, peacocks and silkworms

A pet in the workplace can “facilitate exchanges between colleagues”, added the borough mayor, who says he has tried the experiment “in an unsupervised way” in his town hall, and draws up a “very encouraging” report. “. The idea is not unanimous within the municipal council. The elected member of the LR and related group Anne Biraben denounced a “false good idea, and a potential gas plant which the Parisian administration does not necessarily need”.

“This wish is vague on the list of animals included”, added Ms. Biraben according to which a 2006 decree qualifies domestics, “in addition to cats and dogs, horses, ferrets, pigs, camels, mice, peacocks, pheasants, carp or even silkworms”.



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