EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Val-d\'Oise; île de France
Location of affected unit(s): Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône (Val d'Oise)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-05-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 156
Planned Job Reductions max: 156
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The engineering group ABB announced on May 18, a plan to cut 156 jobs at its robotic division, mainly in Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône (Val d'Oise), due to structural deficit and decline in activity (-20% on one year), management said. This restructuring comes just months after a plan which had already resulted in the loss of 460 jobs in 2009 at the end of several months of conflict between management and unions. A central delegate of CFE-CGC union explained that ABB has no economic reasons to lay off workers and that the company intends to « pursue its relocation to China ». Management proposed a severance pay of 40.000 euro for each dismissed workers.