Nokia France wants to remove 1 233 jobs at Alcatel-Lucent - The Point

This is a third of the number of Alcatel-Lucent in france that Nokia France is considering removing. The telecom equipment announced in a press release Monday 2

Nokia France wants to remove 1 233 jobs at Alcatel-Lucent - The Point

This is a third of the number of Alcatel-Lucent in france that Nokia France is considering removing. The telecom equipment announced in a press release Monday 22 June its intention to remove 1 233 jobs. It would remove 831 posts on the site of Nozay (Essonne) and 402 posts on the site of Lannion (Côtes d'armor), according to Bernard Trémulot (CFDT) and Frédéric Aussedat (CFE-CGC). For Bernard Trémulot, " this is a disaster ". "This will be the fourth plan of redundancies since Nokia has bought out Alcatel-Lucent in early 2016," noted in a press release the intersyndicale CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and CFTC Alcatel-Lucent.

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The group provides a plan of voluntary departures and " solutions reclassification ", he says in its press release. The jobs will include positions in research and development (R & D), as well as support functions, according to the management and the trade unions. These job cuts fall " within the framework of a global plan of reduction of costs ", which was launched at the end of 2018, says Nokia, who wants to " intensify its efforts to improve its competitiveness and ensure its long-term performance ", " in a market environment where pressure on costs remains very important ".

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the reaction of The government has not made wait : Nokia must "significantly improve" its plan, said Monday the ministry of Economy. A source at the ministry in paris indicated that the government would work with the Alcatel-Lucent employees to make Nokia counter-proposals and show that France was an attractive country. The announcement of Nokia comes as the 5G in France is on track for a commercial opening end of 2020 and that of the auction to assign the 11 frequency blocks that are still available must take place from the 20th to the 30th of September. According to Bercy, the participation of Nokia and its subsidiary for the deployment of 5G will be part of the discussions with the Finnish group, even if the government wants to be in a logical incentive and non-coercion.

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"The goal is to increase operational efficiency, improve productivity, and agility in R & D, in order to strengthen the competitive position and ensure the long-term performance of the group," said Nokia. Three other French subsidiaries of Nokia, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), Nokia, Bell Labs France (NBLF) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), " remain outside the scope of this project ", adds the executive.

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Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 13:33

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