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The unions of Nokia received in Bercy after the announcement of job cuts

The inter-union blames the company for not having complied with the commitments in 2016 to maintain the workforce at the height of 4 200 people for two years.

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The unions of Nokia received in Bercy after the announcement of job cuts

The inter-union blames company for not having complied with commitments in 2016 to maintain workforce at height of 4 200 people for two years.

The trade unions of Nokia have been received, Thursday, 14 September, by secretary of State for economy, Benjamin Griveaux, who has not taken a "commitment" for time being, while company has recently announced removal of hundreds of jobs.

Nokia unveiled on September 6, a plan of removal of 597 jobs in France by 2019. A plan to which is added 100 departures, according to CFE-CGC. Some 400 jobs had already been removed last year.

The inter-union accuses Nokia of not having met commitments made during takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, in 2016, to keep numbers at a height of 4 200 for two years. A commitment not kept, a " deception ", since current staff levels are " 3 941 ", has accused Pascal Guéhéneuf (CFDT). In question : a hundred of new hires just out of 500 planned in sector of research and development, according to trade unions.

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" It was a first meeting, nothing special ", summarized Mr. Guéhéneuf, while being part of a "good listening to" Mr. Griveaux, with "real" exchanges, " said his counterpart of CFE-CGC, Frédéric Aussédat. But secretary of State has "no commitment" before you meet with executive of Nokia, said Mr Aussédat. There has been " no announcement ", has lamented his side Claude Josserand, for CGT.

The secretary of State for economy had made it known that he would receive on Thursday, unions, elected officials and management. Finally, French officials of giant Finnish telecom equipment will only be received next week. A " tripartite meeting to be held before end of September ", has assured trade unions to output of meeting, accompanied by a few elected officials.

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unions would like that social plan be blocked "as long as level of 4 200 [employees] is not reached," said Mr Josserand, who spoke of a " social dumping ", jobs affected functions (core and support) to be delocalized in low-cost countries according to trade unions.

beyond that, intersyndicale also expect commitments on "continuity of activity" in France and " strategy ". "The only future that we are offered today, it is 5G, "no commitment" is not bound "by example" on cyber security, " said Mr. Aussédat.

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