Jura: desperate situation at the MBF Aluminum plant

Jura: desperate situation at the MBF Aluminum plant

They say they are ready to blow up their factory. This intention is that of desperate employees of a new foundry threatened with closure. In Saint-Claude, in the Jura, after 50 days of mobilization, gas and oxygen cylinders were sown near the last machines of the company.

Jura: desperate situation at the MBF Aluminum plant

Employees under tension, and bottles of nitrogen gas and oxygen were placed all over the foundry. It’s all for everything. Tuesday, May 25, the commercial court must rule on the only takeover offer, so far deemed insufficient. The 280 employees denounce in particular the withdrawal of PSA and Renault, their main customers, who have reduced orders. They appeal for help from the state.

A sector already in crisis

Numerous demonstrations, hunger strikers, founders from Jura, workers and families in distress like that of Franck Duplessy. Five years from retirement, he can’t see himself moving to find work. “It’s getting exhausting, we’re tired, we try not to show it at home but it’s not easy“, He breathes. MBF Aluminum, a historic company facing global competition, and the leading employer in an already disaster area.