Renault to lay off 1,500 engineering workers in France

The automaker also wants to cut 2,100 jobs in France in its production activities and 1,000 positions in support functions. Of the 4,600 job cuts planned on Renault group sites in France, 1,500 will concern engineering, AFP learned from concordant sources on Tuesday, while a central social and economic committee (CCSE) was held.

Renault Maubeuge Plant, France – (credit: Renault)

The automaker also wants to cut 2,100 jobs in France in its production activities and 1,000 positions in support functions. Management presented this Tuesday to the CCSE details on its plan to save two billion euros, unveiled in late May, which provides for a total of 15,000 job cuts worldwide.


“A planned reduction plan”

Currently, the Renault group has 48,000 employees in France, including 17,300 in production, 8,900 in engineering and 6,600 in support functions. The rest of the jobs are distributed within subsidiaries, in particular the sales network (Renault Retail Group, RRG) and the banking activity RCI Bank.

Before the opening of the CCSE, the CFDT Renault (2nd group union) had denounced “a planned reduction plan for French production”. She said she supported “as of today all the expertise procedures, which will be necessary on all the sites concerned by this dossier, that is to say all the sites of Renault and its subsidiaries”.

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