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Renault gets approval from third labor union for job cuts


Renault gained the backing of a third labor union to implement its restructuring plan which involves eliminating 7,500 jobs and freezing wages. “We agreed to sign the deal,” Fred Dijoux, the leader of the CFDT union at Renault, told Bloomberg. Two other unions, the FO and CFE- CGC, have already said they would support the deal. The three unions represent about 64 ...
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