Through Margaux Thokagevistk
The 85 employees of the site Ariane Group a Toulouse (Haute Garonne) will they be impacted by the decision of the rocket manufacturer, announced Thursday 23 September 2021, to delete 600 jobs in France and Germany by the end of 2022?
If no site closure is planned, “we have indeed announced a plan to adapt the workforce of a maximum of 600 people, which concerns France and Germany,” the director of human resources told AFP. of the company, Florence Gallois. The reason ? Regain competitiveness, especially in the face of competition from the American SpaceX.
Management and unions await clarification
Established at 19, Chemin de la Loge on Ramier Island, the Toulouse site produces ammonium perchlorate, a basic chemical substance, necessary to propel the launchers of the Ariane rocket.
When contacted, the site management explained that they could not yet communicate:
The announcement around this downsizing plan was made at the national level. It is therefore too early to talk about these consequences at the establishment level. CSE (social and economic committee) and local will be held in October. Consultations with trade unions are also planned. “
The future of Toulouse’s 85 employees in suspense
Same story with the unions. The day after the Group’s announcement, the CGT says it does not have precise information.
For now, we only know that these departures will occur on a voluntary basis. We hope to start the first negotiations at the beginning of October to study the methods of support for the employees who will be affected by these layoffs. “
The future of the 85 employees therefore remains unresolved for the moment. “I haven’t had a lot of feedback yet, but yes, they are worried. They are now waiting for ads on a site-by-site basis. With 85 employees, for the majority of chemical operators, we are already at a critical number. So working with a small workforce, frankly it will be complicated, if not impossible, ”concludes Michel Martinez, worried.
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