The plan to cut nearly 600 jobs announced by Nokia will resume in about ten days. This is what the trade unions announced Monday evening after the meeting of the follow-up committee around the Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Benjamin Griveaux. The management of the Finnish group has, on the other hand, assured that it will fulfill its commitments on job creation taken two years ago when buying the Franco-American Alcatel-Lucent.
Post deletions on one side and hires on the other. The management of Nokia has confirmed the creation of 500 additional jobs in research and development and reassured the unions on the sustainability of the sites in France.
Clarifications welcomed by Economy and Finance Secretary Benjamin Griveaux: ” There is a very clear commitment that has been made is ” no job cuts until the target of 4,200 jobs ‘is not reached ‘. And very importantly, 2,500 jobs in R & D [research and development, ed.] Before the end of 2018. So I believe that all parties can welcome tonight. We are on track. ”
“We do not have an answer “
While the unions were satisfied with the commitments made by Nokia, they regretted the continuation of the plan to cut jobs. ” A group that is in very good financial shape, which makes 4.4 billion distributions to its shareholders, we can not be satisfied with this and let our jobs leave in the so-called ” low-cost “countries, regrets Claude Josserand, delegate the CGT. However, I am very disappointed with the government, which takes no position. And there is no answer to that. ”
A follow-up committee will be held at the end of November to verify the commitments made by the group.