The savings plan provides for site closure in France, that of Choisy-le-Roi. The plant of Maubeuge, in strike, is to stop since Friday morning.
The French car manufacturer Renault, in financial difficulty, announced Friday the elimination of about 15,000 jobs in the world, with 4600 in France, in the framework of a savings plan of more than 2 billion euros over three years.
"This project is vital," said the director-general Clotilde Delbos, quoted in a press release. Renault was published in February its first annual loss in ten years and announced in the wake of a reduction of its fixed costs of two billion euros per year. The difficulties of the manufacturer, who suffers from excess production capacity, was prior to the pandemic Covid-19, but have been aggravated by the crisis.
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The plan provides for "near 4600" posts deleted also in France, 48 000, and "over 10,000" in the rest of the world. It is based on "measures conversion, internal mobility and voluntary departures," said Renault. No compulsory redundancies is announced. In total, the constructor for the five brands (with Alpine, Dacia, Lada and Samsung Motors) account remove approximately 8% of its workforce in the world (180 000).
The savings plan of Renault includes the closure of one site in France, that of Choisy-le-Roi in the Val-de-Marne, said Friday the president of automobile, Jean-Dominique Senard, during a press conference. "Contrary to what has been written here or there, we will close only one site on the horizon 2022, on our 14 industrial sites in France, it was Choisy, to which we will enhance skills in the paris region", he said.
Strike at the plant of Maubeuge
The direction of the Foundry of Britain (FDB) and the CGT were announced Friday at the conclusion of a CSE extraordinary to Lorient that the factory in Caudan (Morbihan), which belongs to the Renault group, fails to close, while nearly 400 jobs were at stake.
The Renault plant in Maubeuge (Nord) is to stop since Friday morning, said the intersyndicale, which called the strike. "The announcements made by Renault are anything but reassuring for the future of our site (...) A single alternative, the ratio of force!" can you also read up on the leaflets of the intersyndicale of the plant (CGT, CFDT, CFTC, CFE-CGC, Sud).
The savings plan was presented Thursday evening to the unions, during a central committee social and economic (CMEF) of the group. Earlier Thursday, Nissan, the japanese partner of Renault, had announced the closure of its Spanish factory in Barcelona and the suppression of about 20% of its global capacity of production by 2023.
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on Wednesday, Renault, Nissan and their ally Mitsubishi Motors had announced a strategic shift in focus shifted to profitability in the race to the volumes, to break with the plans of former boss ousted ceo Carlos Ghosn. According to the savings plan at Renault unveiled to the trade unions, the global capacity of production is projected to decline from 4 million vehicles now at around 3.3 million, on a basis of two teams (which corresponds to a real production to be higher in the case of a third team).
At the international, Renault announced the "suspension of projects of increase in capacity planned in Morocco and Romania". It says study, "the adaptation of production capacities in Russia and the rationalization of the manufacture of gearboxes in the world".
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In total, the reduction of the industrial tool will reduce the fixed costs of the business of 650 million euros per year. In addition, the manufacturer plans 800 million euros of cost reduction in engineering, referring to "the optimization of the use of R&D centres abroad and of the sub-contracting". He announced a reorganization of the activities of its technocentre in Guyancourt (Yvelines).
Finally, savings of 700 million euros are planned in the overhead, marketing and other support functions. Renault states that the implementation of the plan will cost € 1.2 billion, to approximately 2.15 billion of annual savings on its fixed costs.
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After rumors of the press referring to the closure of sites in france, the president of the Republic Emmanuel Macron had claimed Tuesday that "guarantees" for the future of the employees. He had put the pressure on Renault warning that a loan guaranteed by the State of 5 billion euros would not be signed before the holding of discussions at the beginning of next week. The French State is the main shareholder of the group for the lozenge with 15% of the capital.