In the Jura, the city of Saint-Claude will have to compose without the MBF Aluminum foundry, placed in compulsory liquidation on Tuesday, June 22. A hard blow for all the inhabitants.
It is the stupor that reigns, Wednesday, June 23, which in the streets of the city of Saint-Claude, in the Jura. The day before, the MBF Aluminum foundry was placed in compulsory liquidation. “The only responsible is the State. It’s Agnès Pannier-Runacher, it’s Bruno Le Maire and Emmanuel Macron“, Denounces Naïl Yalcin, CGT union delegate. The unions are studying the possibility of an appeal and call for calm in the meantime.
A blow to the whole city
Many employees could find themselves unemployed. A situation that saddens the rest of the population. “It’s still sad to see a situation like this. It’s huge for a small town like Saint-Claude“, Estimates a passer-by. In ten years, the city has seen 20% of its population leave and some fear that this will not improve with the placing in liquidation of the foundry. “It’s fewer customers, less purchasing power, it’s going to get harder and harder ”, worries Frédéric Pelletier, restaurateur.