The Ministry of Sports decided on Wednesday to seize the labor inspectorate on “worrying elements” linked to the “social climate” within the organizing committee of the 2023 World Cup led by Claude Atcher following an investigation. of the newspaper L’Equipe published on Wednesday.

The Minister of Sports and the Olympics, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, also seized “the ethics committee of the Public Interest Group” (GIP) of the World Cup (September 8-October 28, 2023), added her ministry in a press release. .

“The Minister of Sports has taken note of the worrying elements reported today by the newspaper L’Equipe relating to the social climate, labor relations and the management of the GIP France 2023 teams, in charge of the organization of the Coupe du world of rugby”, writes the new minister.

In a long article published on Wednesday, L’Equipe details “the extremely degraded working climate within the organizing committee of the 2023 World Cup”. In great detail, the sports daily recounts a “deep social malaise”, where burn outs, resignations and anxiety attacks mingle under the influence of “management by terror”.

The minister seized the labor inspectorate “to shed light on this situation”. She wants the conclusions of “these investigations to be sent to her as soon as possible”. “The social partners will be brought together tomorrow (Thursday) by the general management of the GIP and fully associated with this investigation and analysis process.”

In the process, the French Rugby Federation (FFR), led by Bernard Laporte, announced that it would convene the economic and social committee of France-2023 “so that a social investigation is carried out as soon as possible”. “The FFR joins the State in its desire to shed light on the internal situation,” she added.