on Friday, the automaker has announced the abolition of 4600 posts in France.
"The Kangoo should remain at the MCA", "Defend our jobs, not the transfer of the plant of Maubeuge, Douai", "Senard: betrayal, Macron: hold on to your word !", could it be read on the banners. A few thousand people were gathered on Saturday morning in front of the Renault plant in Maubeuge (Nord), at the stop since Friday, to demonstrate against the decision by the vehicle manufacturer to remove 15,000 jobs in the world, with 4600 in France.
The demonstrators began shortly after 10 o'clock, at the call of the intersyndicale of the plant (CGT, CFDT, CFTC, CFE-CGC, Sud), a walk from the camping site to reach the hotel from the city of Maubeuge, which is approximately 6 km away. The site, which employs about 2,100 people all statutes, is to stop since Friday morning.
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the direction of The manufacturer, in difficulty, consider the transfer of production utilities electric Kangoo to Douai - approximately 2900 employees , about 70 km from here, who would inherit a new platform.
"This is an earthquake that is happening. We want to keep our business here. Today this event is very important, even if this is only a first step, to show the government and Renault, the employees and the inhabitants of this district are attached to this business, and that it is supported. We need these jobs, otherwise it is a complete territory which is going to die!", said Jérôme Delvaux, secretary of the union CGT-MCA.
"we Were informed that it was the best factory in Europe that we had nothing to fear, and today we are told that we are going to close to get to Douai ? We can't let it go...", was his side Jean-Marc Pelleriaux, 61-year-old, a trainer in area editing , a member of the CGT.
"It is not the employers who make the law, true democracy is here!" chanted the protesters, in which almost all wore a mask. Many elected officials with scarf tricolor marching also in the retinue
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on Tuesday, some 250 people - elected officials, trade unionists and employees of the plant MCA de Maubeuge (Maubeuge construction automobile) - including the president of the Hauts-de-France Xavier Bertrand had already mobilized. "The fight has only begun", writes the mayor DVD of Maubeuge, Arnaud Decagny.