France: Dozens protest against Renault factory closure in 2024

Protesters gathered outside Renault's Flint Factory in Aubergenville on Wednesday to protest about the threat to jobs brought about by the economic instability caused by the coronavirus crisis. Renault is set to cut 15,000 jobs, reportedly 4,600 in France alone, in a bid to cut costs by €2 billion ($2.2 billion). Representative of CSE Union, Malika Bame, said «management announced that we would no longer build cars by 2024, meaning our factory will be completely dismantled, so basically for us, we're going to shut down.» According to local media, around 4,000 employees work at the plant. In addition to the job cuts, Renault's annual global production capacity will reportedly be decreased from its current figure of 4 million vehicles, to around 3.3 million.

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