Doux: Liquidation of fresh-products division confirmed, 1,000 workers to lose their jobs
On September 10, 2012, the Commercial Court of Quimper (Brittany) confirmed the takeover bids for five of the eight sites of the fresh-products division of poultry group Doux. This means that 700 jobs out of about 1700 will be saved. No interest was shown in the Graincourt, La Vraie-Croix and Le Pontet sites, which, as a consequence, will be closed.
This is a "partial" acquisition. This means that in addition to those in the plants to be closed, workers in other factories are at risk as there are bound to be job reductions.
The rest of the Group, namely the export and processed products divisions, remain in receivership. Doux has presented its continuation plan, which has not reassured the trade unions, who fear further job cuts.
In particular, FGA-CFDT and FTGA-FO are calling for a plan which provides for the skills training that poultry workers in France have never had and which takes into account the high incidence of RSI among workers at Doux, the result of many years working under harmful conditions.