EDF to shed 6000 jobs globally

EDF to shed 6000 jobs globally

By 2019, the French energy giant plans to cut 6000 jobs worldwide, the newspaper echoes, representing 3.5% of its payroll. These reductions would be made primarily within the UK subsidiary of EDF Energy. Reuters, which was the first to provide the information as soon as January 18, assured that EDF had not commented.
Thursday 18, EDF announced after its Works Central Committee, a job out plan for France in 2016-2018. This plan does not include layoffs and should lead to fewer jobs in 3350; it follows a strong hiring period between 2010 and 2014, which helped to replace retiring at EDF.
Marianne Laigneau, Executive Director of the group and in charge of HR management, said: “EDF will remain a major recruiter in France in the coming years, with 1000 to 2000 recruits expected each year between 2016 and 2018 on its core businesses and developing businesses such as digital. Priority will now be given to internal mobility of employees and their career paths as well as the alternation remains a major challenge for the company ”
Of course, the news is not welcomed everywhere in the same way and the social partners have already launched a strike call. We can expect that today’s news, on other cuts globally, does not improve the already tense climate in recent days.