Network equipment maker Nokia’s planned reductions of more than 1,200 employees in France are unacceptable, the country’s industry minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, wrote on Twitter yesterday.

The Minister commented after meeting with trade union representatives.

Pannier-Runacher says he plans to contact Nokia's future CEO Pekka Lundmark as soon as he takes office.

In June, Nokia was released from its commitments to the French government five years ago in connection with the Alcatel-Lucent deal. At the time, the company promised to maintain jobs in France and increase its R&D staff.