Thursday, August 11 2022

Some wanted it to be considered a year-long rumor, but Tuesday’s announcement had the effect of a bombshell. In L’Horme, the company SAG France, specialized in the manufacture of tanks for heavy cargo vehicles, It will lose its biggest customer, Renault Trucks. The contract expires in September. This represents 80% of the activity of SAG France. The CFTC’s Thierry Grand has the impression he has had. “We’ve always been told, ‘Gentlemen, don’t worry, we’re talking to Reno, the door isn’t closed. And to tell us now that Renault is over. Who cares about us! “the guild representative explodes.

According to staff, nothing is being done to find a permanent solution. And the new president of SAG France, Patrick Beehler, appointed three weeks ago, is not reassured. “For me, the trustee who is there, was dispatched by the parent company.”Advanced Doulache Boualem Delegate FO. “He wants to file for bankruptcy in September, that’s all. On the other hand, the boys will have to take until September. But they don’t want that anymore! They know they are going to lose their jobs. They are frustrated!”

We will pay for broken utensils.

You see the trade unions above all as a maneuver by the parent company in Austria that wants to cut off very unprofitable branches. Boualem Kali, from the CGT, thinks so An excuse to hide the bad business strategy of the group. “Our parent company made the mistake of raising prices on Renault trucks, and Renault took it with a grain of salt and said, ‘SAG, we delisted it!'”The union says. “So we are not responsible. But on the other hand, we will pay for the broken pots.”

The only hope is to find new customers before September to fill the order book. Until then, 84 employees say they are determined to continue the strike. In response to a question, SAG France management did not reply.


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