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“Calais is emptying of its jobs”: 300 people demonstrate against deindustrialization

2024-02-10T15:43:28.415Z

Highlights: “Calais is emptying of its jobs”: 300 people demonstrate against deindustrialization. “It is urgent to act for the reindustrialization of Calais,” could we read on a banner at the head of the procession. Several factories in the area, including the chemical products company Synthexim and the emblematic construction toy factory Meccano, have closed. In November, the optical fiber manufacturer Draka Comteq, a subsidiary of the Italian electrical cable giant Prysmian, also announced the closure of its cable factory in Calais.


“Calais must not become an industrial cemetery.” Some 300 people demonstrated this Saturday, February 10 in Calais at the call of the CGT to...


“Calais must not become an industrial cemetery.”

Some 300 people demonstrated this Saturday February 10 in Calais at the call of the CGT to defend the industry.

“It is urgent to act for the reindustrialization of Calais

,” could we read on a banner at the head of the procession while several factories in the area, including the chemical products company Synthexim and the emblematic construction toy factory Meccano, have closed.

“Calais is being emptied of jobs... successive factory closures hit hard the entire families of their employees but also induced jobs while Dunkirk (around forty kilometers away) multiplies industrial establishments

,” regrets among the demonstrators Didier, who does not want to give his last name.

“Thousands” of jobs lost

In Calais,

“all the companies which are closing down each employ an average of 150 people... with subcontracting companies this concerns thousands of job losses”

, notes Christine, retired from lace, a emblematic sector of Calais in difficulty.

In November, the optical fiber manufacturer Draka Comteq, a subsidiary of the Italian electrical cable giant Prysmian, faced with a drop in volumes, also announced the closure of its cable factory in Calais which employs 82 employees, a large number of whom were in work on Saturday. the procession.

Source: lefigaro

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