Two thirds of jobs could be cut at Office Dépôt. The brand was taken over Thursday, June 3 by the Alkor group, which wants to part with a thousand employees.
The decision of the Lille (North) court resonates like a thunderclap for the employees of Office Dépôt. Justice chose, during the afternoon of Thursday, June 3, the takeover offer of the Alkor group, which would save only 360 jobs out of 1,500, much less than hoped. Their anger is all the greater as another offer was in the running, which proposed to take over 168 more employees, but put less money on the table to pay off debts.
The employee’s lawyer appeals
A decision “Catastrophic in terms of job recovery” according to the employee’s lawyer, Me Céline Pare, who believes that justice has privileged money to the detriment of people. “There are still 168 different positions between the two offers. 168 jobs, that’s 168 families ”, she recalled. The latter announced, on the evening of June 3, that it would appeal in the coming days.