Who wants to buy the Fonderie de Bretagne?

The Caudan plant, near Lorient (Morbihan), put up for sale by Renault is in any case arousing envy.

The automaker announced that it was in discussions with six potential buyers, five of whom have already visited the site "and three of these" potential buyers have already sent an indicative offer ".

“Renault Group will examine the offers received to date and those to come in order to identify the one that guarantees the best future for the site and its jobs,” the group said.

These announcements were made during an extraordinary CSE during which management presented "the results of the first phase of research and informed the employee representatives on the next steps".

"The total vagueness for employees"

At the end of the meeting, the employees are "still in the same uncertainty," said Maël Le Goff, CGT delegate. “It doesn't reassure us. We had no name and no answer to our questions: what volume of work, the social aspect or the business plan. We had no response. We only know that, among the three who made an indicative offer, there is an industrialist who seems to us to have a serious offer, ”said the trade unionist.

“For employees, it's a total blur.

Some have already left the Foundry and we are already feeling a loss of skills, ”added Maël Le Goff, expressing his concern at what appears to him to be a lack of a clear perspective.

In March, the employees of the Fonderie de Bretagne had started a strike movement that had lasted two months to demand their retention in the Renault group, after the manufacturer had announced on March 11 the sale of the plant in order to " perpetuate activities and jobs ”.


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