Despite their usual differences, the four trade unions represented at Renault (CFE CGC, CFDT, CGT, FO) are unanimous.
According to our information, they will all vote “no” Tuesday morning during the first CSE devoted to the savings plan.
In this plan presented at the end of May, the leaders of Renault had drawn the broad outlines of a blow of plane intended to reduce by 2 billion euros the fixed costs of the group.
To achieve this, Renault must cut 15,000 jobs, including 4,600 in France, without redundancies, had specified Jean-Dominique Senard, the chairman of the board of directors of Renault, and Clotilde Delbos, interim general manager.
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Since then, working groups have met.
The plans for site closure (Choisy-le-Roi), reconversion (Flins), regrouping (Maubeuge), disposal (Fonderies de Bretagne) have been detailed.
In the end, 2,500 jobs will be cut in engineering and support functions and another 2,100 in factories and subsidiaries.
But the unions hammer home the same criticisms as during the presentation in May: this plan should have been based on a strategy that will not be unveiled until next January by Luca de Meo, at the helm since July only.
Another criticism, no social dialogue took place upstream of the plan.
“Simply mentioning the redundancies is not enough.
We must take into account the objectives of tomorrow and possible retraining for the remaining employees
said Guillaume Ribeyre, from CFE CGC, the first representative union at Renault.
The CFDT also regrets the lack of a global vision of this plan.
However, these unfavorable opinions are not a veto.
Either the management of Renault goes beyond and rolls out its savings project.
Either it decides to take the time to renew the famous social dialogue which it will need if the savings plan is to be increased.
After a loss of 7.3 billion euros in the first half, this probability is very high.