Saturday, employees of Nokia France and their supporters will meet in Lannion to protest against the "recovery plan"of the group, an understatement to describe a job reduction plan. The Breton site is one of the high places of French research and development in telecoms. It is threatened by Nokia's plan to cut 1,233 jobs in France, including 400 in Lannion and the rest in Nozay, in the Paris region. French workers fear the worst. The oldest have stopped counting social plans, fearing that it will mark the end of their career. Or that it does not foreshadow the permanent cessation of activities in France, for lack of critical size. It's been a long time since the ex-Alcatel no longer has factories in France. This time, it is the research and development centers that are affected, a reflection of French excellence in telecom engineering. Voices are tired, looks are weary, but Nokia engineers are going to beat the pavement again
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