Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 September 2007
Employment effect (start)
3 December 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


Mutuelle générale de l'Education nationale (MGEN), an organization that provides health insurance for French teachers, is to cut 800 jobs across France. The announcement was made on September 4th 2007, and the jobs are to be cut between December 2007 and December 2008. Trade unions have criticized the move, and the organization's works council also voted against the proposals. The French Government had signalled possible job cuts at MGEN in the summer of 2007. The job losses at MGEN are also in anticipation of the Government's announcement in July 2007 that it was to cut 22,700 jobs in the French Civil Service in 2008. MGEN employs 3,900 in France.


  • 5 September 2007: Sud Ouest


Eurofound (2007), MGEN, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 65769, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65769.