Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

550 - 1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2008
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Meteo France, the weather forecast organisation, has announced that it is to close more than half of its centers (about 60 out of 115) in France. As a result, between 550 and 1000 jobs will be cut by the end of 2017. To date, the management does not intend to implement direct dismissals, but rather not to renew the lost positions of those who would retire. The unions’ representatives attributed these cuts to the new national trend: the curtailment of the costs in the public sector. It is feared that job cuts will concern thousand of employees.


  • 2 June 2008: AP French


Eurofound (2008), Météo France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 66698, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66698.