Foundation of the Union des Employeurs de Main d’Oeuvre (UEMO – Union of companies employing Labor force in the port and the city of LE HAVRE). Its main purpose was the collective management of labor force. Then the need to include a wider representation of trades at UEMO lead to the incorporation of shipowners, consignees, forwarders, trading, etc.
Transformation into a “Maritime and Port Union” gathering within half of its executive board stevedore companies employing longshoremen and other companies using the port.
The need to increase the number of members in order to reinforce the representativeness of the federation arose.
It was decided during the Extraordinary General Meeting of 5 May 1975 to reinstate labor force employers into their prerogative to manage welfare funds, a prerogative which had been transferred to UMEP by UMEO in 1970 and new statutes were approved for the transformation of UMEP into a federation of professional Unions.
For that purpose, companies were sorted by section, each representing the main activities of the port:
UMEP activity was defined in 1975 when the new statutes were established
Its founding principle: to create the environment likely to attract and ensure the safe and optimized passage of goods through LE HAVRE.
The federation is administered by:
|2021 to this day||Hervé BONIS|
|2015 – 2021||Michel SEGAIN|
|2012 – 2015
|1997 – 2012||Christian LEROUX|
|1993 – 1997||Jean-Pierre LECOMTE|
|1989 – 1993||Eric LELOUP|
|1988 – 1989||Philippe JACOBS|
|1985 – 1988||Christian HIRON|
|1977 – 1985||Francis JUNG|
|1974 – 1977||Daniel COLIN-OLIVIER|
|1972 – 1974||Camille GENESTAL|
|1970 – 1972||Jacques THILLARD|