EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Number Employed: 6000
Group: Areva

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-12-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 1200
Planned Job Reductions max: 1200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 13-12-2011

Additional Information

As announced on December 13, 2011, French nuclear group Areva will cut between 1,200 and 1,500 jobs in Germany due to denuclearization. Measures in Germany are part of Areva's "Action 2016", which is meant to improve performance (see here).

The management has announced to be willing to avoid forced redundancies. A precise timeline for the redundancies has yet to be announced.

The unions are reported to be discontent with the extent of the restructuring in Germany in comparison with French job reductions (see here). Areva's European Work Council is said to be for a complete stop of the restructuring procedure stating they had not been informed about the plans.

Areva currently employs 6,000 people in Germany.

Update 02-08-2012: According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt 1,200 jobs will be cut. This is the result of negotiations with the works council.

Update 27-04-2013: As part of the restructuring plan, 60 job cuts were announced. The location of the affected unit is Lingen.