After the meeting, Gérard Leclercq, Executive Vice President, Chairman of Operations in France, said: “An agreement would make our French sites competitive enough to attract an additional volume of 80,000 vehicles per year from our partners. The implementation of our plan to renew the range, backed by that extra business, would enable Renault production in France to grow twice as fast as the European market between now and 2016.”
Renault has made several wage proposals with a view to managing payroll costs, which account for 60% of the company’s fixed costs, while maintaining employee motivation:
Renault’s proposals to make the French sites more competitive
In the second half of the meeting, Renault summarized all the proposals to make its French businesses more competitive:
Renault’s commitments to ensure a future for its businesses in France
The implementation of these measures would significantly increase the competitiveness of the company’s businesses in France. In return, Renault would be able to make the following commitments within the framework of an agreement:
After this seventh meeting in the negotiation round that began on November 6, 2012, Renault and the trade unions agreed to meet again on January 29 to continue negotiating the draft agreement on the basis of all these proposals and commitments.