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Ducros Express

Ducros Express

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 3100
Group: Caravelle

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-01-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 500
Planned Job Reductions max: 700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 457

Additional Information

On 6th January 2010, the postal express company Ducros Express presented its restructuring plan to its Works Council. The plan will affect up to 700 jobs and envisages at least 500 forced dismissals. The restructuring plan also includes changes in employment contract and internal mobility. Ducros belongs to the French group Caravelle who acquired it from Deutsche Post DHL last summer. 

update 18-03-2011. Management and employee representatives agreed to preserve 100 jobs. The dismissal will affect 457 positions rather the 557 expected.