EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Lille, Morlaix, Dijon and Torreins.


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
12 - Manufacture of tobacco products
Number Employed: 5280
Group: Altadis

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-07-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 701
Planned Job Reductions max: 701
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2004
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2005

Additional Information

The restructuring of Altadis France is part of the European restructuring plan also affecting Spain. In France, a total of 701 jobs will be affected on different units. By the end of August 2005, the unit of Lille will close affecting 456 jobs. The unit of Morlaix will close by the end of August 2004 affecting 38 jobs. The unit of Dijon will close by the end of 2004 affecting 62 jobs. The management department of Lille (69 jobs) and the unit of Torreins (76 jobs) will close by the end of 2004. The measure is due to the decrease in the tobacco consumption market in Europe. On 19 April 2004, the courts suspended the social plan. On 16 June 2004, the plan was cancelled by the courts, arguing that the internal mobility measures proposed by the company were not sufficient. On 7 July 2004, a new social plan was proposed and unanimously accepted. The number of redundancies is left unchanged, but the internal mobility measures have been improved.