General Electric Belfort: management proposes to “keep” 94 of the 238 endangered positions

Some 300 employees demonstrate again against this social plan on Friday.

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Insufficient, according to the unions. The management of General Electric (GE) in Belfort has proposed to keep 94 of the 238 positions in the nuclear branch of the American giant in France which were to be eliminated, according to a press release published on Friday April 16, while 300 employees demonstrated again against this plan social.

GE’s nuclear branch currently has 1,788 employees. The social plan that strikes it is in addition to those which have affected in recent months the gas (power stations with gas turbines), hydro (dam equipment) and Grid solution (power networks) sectors of the American giant.

These are efforts “significant, but not sufficient”, commented Laurent Humbert of the CFE-CGC, “we must remain firm and maintain the mobilization”. “We cannot manage the future of nuclear power like a shopkeeper, (on the horizon of one) quarter for GE and depending on the elections for the government”, added Laurent Santoire, of the CGT, in front of the demonstrators.

“We are not in a company where there is no work and where there is no future, but we have a shareholder who wants to downsize”, denounced for his part Christian Mougenot, of the CFDT.

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