“Here Nokia is killing jobs,” denounces a banner hanging from the gates. This Monday morning, some 200 employees of the Finnish telecoms group gathered in front of the company’s premises, in the heart of the Lannion technopole (Côtes-d’Armor). A general meeting is organized to take stock of the job saving plan announced in June, the fourth since the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia in 2016. It provides for the elimination of 239 jobs on the Lannion site, on a workforce of 772. A bloodletting in this Breton telecoms bastion.
The Nokia welcome a national visitor, who has come to provide support and formulate proposals: Arnaud Montebourg, who is embarking on a two-day tour of Brittany here, his first trip to the field since his return to the political scene. A potential candidate for the 2022 presidential election, the former Minister of the Economy and Productive Recovery comes to evoke one of his favorite themes: the sovereign
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Elodie Auffray special correspondent in Lannion (Côtes-d’Armor)