For several months, several foundries in the automotive industry have been at a standstill. That of Saint-Claude (Jura) is threatened with financial liquidation. With it, about 300 positions.
Several foundries in the automotive industry are currently shut down. That of Saint-Claude (Jura) is threatened with financial liquidation. “The industry is clearly in great danger. The employees gave us a tour of their factory, in 52 days of strike, they demonstrated several times. Four of them are on hunger strike“, Explains journalist Étienne Prigent, live from Saint-Claude for the 20 Hours of France 2, Friday May 21. The tension escalated further with a threat to blow up the factory. Gas cylinders were installed on a car in the parking lot, but also inside, near the machines.
Damaged employment pool
The commercial court must rule on Tuesday, May 25 on the only takeover offer currently available, to avoid compulsory liquidation. “An offer for the moment deemed unsatisfactory on the financial plan, they therefore appeal for help from the State. They denounce the withdrawal of PSA, Renault, their main customers“, Explains the journalist. Orders were divided by three. The Saint-Claude foundry (Jura) is the leading private employer in an already badly damaged employment pool.