Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Possible elimination of 1,000 jobs at Auchan: unions received Monday by management

The management of Auchan Retail France will receive on Monday afternoon in Villeneuve d’Acsq (North) union representatives of the distressed distribution brand, who are concerned about the possible loss of at least 1,000 jobs, a-t – we learned Friday from corroborating sources.

“I am solicited from all sides by the media who inform me of a plan for voluntary departures in the company for a target of 1,000 people!”, Wrote Gérald Villeroy, CGT union representative at Auchan Retail France, in a letter dated December 31, sent to the human resources department.

“I dare to be able to hope for a quick meeting with all the DSRs (Retail union representatives) on this subject, which unfortunately is already causing a lot of ink to flow”, he added.

He told AFP that management then called union representatives to invite them Monday afternoon to Villeneuve d’Ascq.

Frédéric Montay, FO union representative, confirmed that his union had been invited. “We don’t know what to expect,” he told AFP.

Recovery plan”

According to the CFDT, the representatives of the trade unions will be received separately by the management, within the framework of bilateral meetings, outside the official social calendar.

The management had indicated Thursday evening not to have sent any summons to the union representatives.

The distressed distribution group had already launched the first part of its “recovery” plan in spring 2019, with the sale of 21 sites potentially involving between 700 and 800 employees. In July, management claimed to have found buyers for ten of the sites put up for sale.

Owned by the Mulliez Family Association (AFM), Auchan Holding recorded a net loss of 1.145 billion euros for the whole of 2018.

(with AFP)

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