The precautionary layoff of Claude Atcherthe managing director of the 2023 World Cup, was endorsed by the board of directors of the Public Interest Group (GIP) France 2023, one year from the start of the competition (September 8-October 28, 2023).
Atcher is replaced in his duties by Julien Collette, his former deputy, ” until the end of the disciplinary procedure which will be initiated in the light of the investigation currently being carried out by the Labor Inspectorate “, announced on Friday, the GIP in a press release.
The GIP reaffirms its support for employees
At the end of June, a labor inspection investigation had been launched, after an article from L’Équipe detailing a ” deep social malaise » within the GIP. A report by the organization’s ethics committee then highlighted ” alarming managerial practices altering the functioning of the structure » and relating « the state of suffering of a certain number of collaborators “.
In its press release on Friday, the board of directors of the GIP reiterated ” its support for the employees of the organizing committee, committed with determination and passion to the delivery of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Their health and well-being are essential and will be monitored over time “.