EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 47000
Group: Renault

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-07-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 6000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2008
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2009

Additional Information

Renault, the French automobile manufacturer, has announced that it is to dismiss 5,000 to 6,000 persons out of 47,000 employed in Europe due to the "deterioration of the macroeconomic environment". The management said that the reorganisation will be implemented on a voluntary basis. Apart Sandouville in France, the direction did not give any information concerning the sites which will be affected by the reorganisation.

More detailed information on the job cuts at Renault in France and Europe is available on the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO).