Lannion (France) (AFP)

About 200 people demonstrated Monday morning in front of the Nokia factory in Lannion (Côtes-d'Armor) to protest against the social plan which provides for more than 400 job cuts on the Breton site, noted an AFP photographer .

"Let's save employment in the Trégor", one could read in particular on a banner.

"We have no information from the management of Nokia, there was a central CSE on October 8, but we were made to understand that it was too early. Tomorrow, there is a new one, we hopes that Nokia will cut down its cards, "Bernard Trémulot, CFDT central delegate, told AFP.

According to him, the Lannion site now looks like an "industrial wasteland", while the employees are almost all teleworking.

The demonstrators were unable to enter the factory this morning.

A call to strike was launched but it was difficult to quantify the number of striking workers because of teleworking, according to the same source.

The protesters plan this afternoon to travel from Nokia to the local branch of Pole emploi to submit CVs.

On June 22, Nokia announced its restructuring plan in France with 1,233 job cuts, including 402 in this Breton town of 20,000 inhabitants.

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