The German driveline and chassis manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen reorganises its business in France and has announced the dismissal of 128 employees from its plants in Florange and Saint-Etienne in early 2010.
55 out of 277 workers will be dismissed from the site in Saint-Etienne. This is due to a drop in turnover by 40% over the last two years. Employee representatives have claimed that those workers affected by the restructuring should be offered jobs in the nearby ZF plant in Andrézieux-Bouthéon where 440 people are employed.
In Florange, 73 out of 263 employees are concerned. According to management, 58 jobs are to be reduced through voluntary departures.