Several industries are preparing to cut jobs in Châtellerault in Vienne. Employees are fighting to save what they can.
The industrial sector continues to be locked in a major economic crisis. On the side of Châtellerault in Vienne, the employees of the Mecafi company continue to fight. They blocked the site for three weeks to make their demands heard. If they obtained departure bonuses and avoided 30 layoffs, 211 employees will be unemployed.
Thales in the midst of a crisis
Mecafi is not the only company to suffer in the area. Automotive subcontractors find themselves in difficulty with many positions at risk. On the Thalès site in Châtellerault, employees are in full negotiation with management. They fear in particular that their work will eventually be carried out by other workers in factories of the group located in Romania or even in India in centers of competence similar to that in France.