The approximately 4 500 employees of the group SoLocal, formerly Pages jaunes, are called to go on strike Friday, February 23, to “express their rejection” of the job cuts announced the previous week – a quarter of the workforce – and to ” defend their future.” Rallies are planned in front of the headquarters, in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine), as well as in front of the 19 local sites of the company, of which 15 must close, including Marseille, Toulouse and Nancy.
Reports of a fall in sales over the past ten years, SoLocal announced on 13 February a plan “strategic” through the removal of 1,000 jobs by 2019. This downsizing will take place in a first time through voluntary departures and departures forced. The next day, the ex-yellow Pages published a net profit of 336 million euros, an increase of over 500 % in 2017, thanks to the restructuring of its debt.
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“Cynicism and violence is rare ”
The intersyndicale CFDT, FO, CFE-CGC, CGT, Autonomous, and CFTC has denounced ” a plan of cynicism and violence is rare “, considering that the announced plan ” is nothing other than the sacrifice of 1 000 employees on the altar of finance “.