EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Group: ABB

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-09-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 540
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009

Additional Information

The commercial court of Lyon (Rhônes-Alpes region) has announced that the restructuring plan of the electric machinery manufacturer ABB, which includes the reduction of 540 jobs between October and December 2009, is legal.

Unions of the ABB group contested the court's decision and asked the management for additional documents on its social plan but their claims were dismissed. The judge found that the lack of information provided to the trade union experts was not evident, that the case was not of great emergency and that it was thus not within the court's jurisdiction.