Fernand Piccot , born on July 30th, 1906, with Sallanches (Haute-Savoie), dead in October 1985, was militant CGT Federation of the postal and telecommunications authorities. He was the general secretary of this one of 1945 to 1950.
Fernand Piccot, high in a Christian family, her youth had militated for social Catholicism. After professional studies, it enters to the postal and telecommunications authorities like agent mechanic. This technical trade takes the name of " thereafter; controller of the electro-mécaniques" installations;. It first of all adheres to the Autonomous labor union technicians, then takes his chart CGT with the National union of the agents of the postal and telecommunications authorities, at the time of the trade-union reunification, in 1935. Socialist SFIO, it partipa with the movement Amsterdam-Pleyel and was detached from the socialist party to evolve to the Communist party, to which it would have adhered in September 1935. At the beginning of the Occupation, it belongs to the groups organized by old the " unitaires" within the postal and telecommunications authorities. It is stopped on May 2nd, 1941. After having forwarded in several camps of French internment, Chateaubriant, Voves, Pithiviers, it is sent to the camp of the La Rochelle. May 11th, 1944, in connection with Henri Gourdeaux, trade unionist historical post-office employee, leader of old the " unitaires" gathered in Release-postal and telecommunications authorities, and leader of clandestine communist Resistance, it escapes.
Fernand Piccot, then becomes one of the persons in charge of the Resistance of the agents of the Parisian postal and telecommunications authorities. It takes part in the episodes of the Libération of Paris within the postal services, called with the general strike. This one is effective, in the Parisian postal services as from the 16 August 17th, 1944. With the factor Emmanuel Fleury, it chairs the strike committee, which ensures during a few days the " Regional management provisoire" of an essential administration for the re-starting of the official capacity. August 26th, this strike committee invites the post-office employees to resume work for on Monday, August 28. He addresses in this direction a circular to the receivers and to department heads. This short episode, ends in the installation of a general secretary of the postal and telecommunications authorities, a senior official who takes again the management of the postal services and telephone by reintroducing the former trade unionists " confédérés" , like official interlocutors… Far from calming down the conflict between the two tendencies of the CGT trade unionism, re-appears. It goes perdurer until the scission of 1947.
Fernand Piccot is then elected, at the time of the first Congress of the Fédération CGT of the postal and telecommunications authorities of the post-war period, held in Limoges in September 1945, general secretary of this organization. The trade-union context at the postal and telecommunications authorities is particularly disturbed by divisions dating from before war. The postal Federation had been one of the bastions of the tendency made up around Rene Belin and of Syndicats. Some of its leaders belonged to the bodies of the Mode of Vichy. Others, less compromised, try to start again in 1944, a " trade union federation; bis" , to evacuate the possibilities of communist influence. After an arbitration of the confederal dirction, a provisional office directs the postal Federation during the nine first month of the year 1945. The Congress of 1945 was the occasion of new confrontations at the end which the verdict was without call: Fernand Piccot is elected general secretary and the theses of ex-unit (Communists) collect 79.756 votes, against 10.598 votes for old the " confédérés". He is re-elected the following year, at the time of the extraordinary National congress of the postal Federation (Paris, 9 December 19th 1946). The list which it led obtains 91.384 votes, against 26.600 votes for a list carried out by Dominique Grimaldi, Socialist. 122.545 post-office employees had voted. This figure in him even mark a backward flow very Net compared to the number of syndicated post-office employees announced with the 26e Congress of the CGT in April 1946: 150.000. A certain number of trade unionists choose as of the summer 1946 autonomy, while structuring, around Camille Mourguès, the National committee of strike, made up at the time of the strike of August 1946.
Fernand Piccot leaves the direction of the CGT federation of the postal and telecommunications authorities, at the conclusion of the 11th Congress of the federation, held in Paris from December 6th to 9th 1950. He yields the general secretary to Georges Frischmann, which has just been elected at the Central committee of the Communist party. The conditions of its departure seem related to internal tensions, in cold period of war where very critical deviation appears. Piccot remains however militant faithful. And, in 1984 at the time of the 40e birthday of the Parisian insurrection, it takes part in the trade-union commemorations of the Release of Paris.
- the Cgt federation of the stations and telecommunications , number 268- November 1985: article " Fernand Piccot is not plus".
- the relay , IHS CGT-PTT: number 20-2001, contribution of Bernard Bouche: the 13econgrès of the postal federation CGT of 1950 . Number 31-2006, contribution of Michel Delugin: on Fernand Piccot.
- Emmanuel Fleury: Increase, documents and memories on the Parisian postal and telecommunications authorities in Resistance . Social editions, Paris, 1969.
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