It has brought joy to the employees of Caisse des Dépôts for decades. The CDC’s Florineiges chalet in Courchevel was eventually sold to Ian Osborne, an English millionaire, reports the media La Lettre A, for 65 million euros for the two buildings (52 rooms). Businessman Stéphane Courbit would also have been interested.
This collective holiday chalet was built in the 60s and 70s on the initiative of Caisse des Dépots, long before Courchevel became a luxury ski resort. The chalet was managed by the social enterprise committee Cosog, which united the Caisse, the five trade unions and the works councils. The trade union organizations were against the sale, even though employees could use it for ski holidays.” at acceptable costs », for Unsa. It’s about a ” unilateral sales decision » from the general manager, the CGT regrets this good thing that “ the last survivor of the numerous vacation and leisure centers the CDC had for its staff “.
But, ” Eric Lombard was not very comfortable with the idea of the Caisse owning a chalet in Courchevel and wanted to get rid of it before it ended up in the Canard Enchaîné », we confide internally. Management is also said to have pointed out that costs were too high, in the order of 600,000 euros per year.
The unions regret that no other way has been found. “ When the general manager withdrew management of the chalet from Cosog (in 2021, ed.), he stated that he wanted to sell it to Compagnie des Alpes, a subsidiary of the CDC. The latter would develop a three-star hotel with a social vocation in this resort. », Unsa recalls. The union indicates that a sales price of 20 million euros had been estimated with financial compensation to Cosog of 490,000 euros. The Director General” has carried out a financial transaction to the detriment of the social interest of the agents,” Unsa complains today, who asks that the budget allocated to Cosog be increased.
The Fund declined to comment.