The announcement follows a newspaper investigation The Team, who revealed the “deep social malaise” undermining the organizing committee of the 2023 World Cup, because of a “management by terror”. On the evening of Wednesday June 22, the Ministry of Sports announced that it was seizing the labor inspectorate on “worrying elements relating to the social climate, labor relations and the management of the GIP France 2023 teams, in charge of the organization of the Rugby World Cup”directed by Claude Atcher. “The ethics committee of the public interest group” (GIP) of the World (September 8-October 28, 2023) was also seized, said the ministry in a press release.
The Minister of Sports and the Olympics, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, said she hoped that the conclusions of “These investigations are transmitted to him as soon as possible”. “The social partners will be meeting tomorrow [jeudi] by the general management of the GIP and fully involved in this investigation and analysis process. »
In the process, the French Rugby Federation (FFR), led by Bernard Laporte, announced that it was convening the economic and social committee of France 2023 “so that a social investigation is carried out as soon as possible”. “The FFR joins forces with the State in its desire to shed light on the internal situation”she added.