Against social breakdown at Renault, employees of the MBF foundry join the demonstration in Boulogne-Billancourt

After demonstrating in front of the Stellantis factory in Sochaux (Doubs), this Thursday, April 8, in front of the headquarters of the car manufacturer near Paris. A manufacturer he accuses of having withdrawn from order books.

350 people according to the CGT, 250 according to the police, expressed their refusal of the job cuts, in front of the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine). A movement within the framework of a national day of action of the CGT.

280 jobs threatened in the MBF foundry in Saint-Claude

In front of the Renault site, the employees of the car manufacturer were joined by staff from the MBF Aluminum foundry in Saint-Claude in the Haut-Jura, 280 jobs are threatened there.

“Stop the massacres of foundries”, “Stop relocation”, “MBF = know-how” proclaimed signs or banners.

On the grid, in front of the headquarters of the diamond brand, were hung parts manufactured by MBF Aluminum, supplier of Renault in receivership.

The Haut-Jura foundry has been in receivership since November 2020 and still has no buyer. “Renault accounts for a third of our turnover, it is the main customer who put us in this situation. Renault had committed for a volume of parts of 15 million euros, and today, we are found at 5 million euros affected, there is a shortfall of 10 million, which would represent the maintenance of the workforce of the company “ explique Yalcin Nail, CGT MBF Aluminium.

Renault, an automobile manufacturer, announced in May 2020 the elimination of 15,000 jobs over three years worldwide, including 4,600 in France without redundancies. For its part, MBF Aluminum obtained a one-month suspension last week before the judicial decision on its future. The shareholder of the site has filed a takeover project that the Dijon commercial court did not consider sufficient. A new deadline was given to April 27. At the Haut-Jura foundry, Renault has reduced its order book for hybrid engine housings due to the health crisis, and blames the Jura plant for a lack of investment. Some parts are now produced in Spain deplores the CGT.

A delegation of MBF employees was to be received at the National Assembly in the wake of the rally. The foundry’s employees have been on strike since March 31, they hope that French car manufacturers and the state will succeed in saving their factory, which is now threatened with liquidation.

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