Following the meeting, Gérard Leclercq, Executive Vice president, Chairman of Operations, France, said: “We share with the trade unions the determination to conduct these negotiations in a responsible manner. Our approach is based on establishing a consensus that enables us to safeguard the future of Renault business in France, the aim being to enter a virtuous circle in which the efforts required to improve our competitiveness serve to ensure activity and employment in the future”.
Discussions on a responsible draft agreement
At the eighth meeting, each of the trade unions presented their proposals concerning the measures put forward by the management at the previous meetings. The presentations were followed by a debate on how to apply the measures as part of a draft agreement:
Competitiveness as a basis for launching a growth dynamic in France
At the meeting, the management recalled the objectives of the negotiations and the commitments it was determined to confirm as part of an agreement.
With the structural downturn in the European market, Renault wants to prepare for the implementation of measures that are vital to strengthening the competitiveness of its activities in France, with a view to returning to a growth dynamic.
The negotiations will continue at the next meeting on February 5.