Michelin to cut up to 2,300 jobs over next three years
French tyre maker Michelin said on Wednesday it would cut up to 2,300 jobs over three years as part of a new simplification and competitiveness plan in France, adding this would not involve layoffs nor plant closures.
According to the French tyre manufacturer, the 2,300 job cuts equate to almost 2% of Michelin's global workforce.
The group issued a statement this Wednesday, saying "The plan is part of a broad co-construction and social dialogue approach and will rely on negotiating a three-year framework agreement that will not entail any layoffs."
Happy New Year! Thank you again to front line workers and our teams around the world for their engagement and generosity. In 2021, we will pursue our "All sustainable" strategy, symbolized by our VISION tire, as 2020 has proven that sustainability was the only way forward. pic.twitter.com/WBmreWt7xp— Michelin (@Michelin) January 1, 2021
"The plan does not rely on plant closures", it added.
Michelin said the measures would affect up to 1,100 positions in offices and 1,200 positions in plants, stressing nearly 60% of the job reductions would be based on voluntary early retirement schemes.
The company, which employs more than 127,000 worldwide, also said it remained committed to locating "high value-added businesses in France", saying its "ambitious expansion strategy in hydrogen solutions" was an illustration of this.
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