Sud-Ouest; Midi-Pyrénées;
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Services To Buildings And Landscape Activities
Cleaning Activities
81.2 - Cleaning activities

168 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 12 October 2010, the Commercial court of Pau ordered the liquidation of Broussan Nettoyage (168 employees), a company that specialises in the cleaning of a fast-food restaurant network in the South-West region of France. The company, which employed mostly low-skilled women, is suspected to have failed to disclose payments to its workforce for normal working hours and over-time, to the social security and tax administrations. The company has also been suspected to have employed a number of workers from Romania illegally. The organisation responsible for recovering the social security payments, Urssaf, has asked Broussan Nettoyage to repay 1 million Euros, prompting the company to request an order of liquidation from the Court. According to the labour inspectorate (Inspection du travail), the company is also responsible for 'social dumping' within the sector by reducing its prices by 50 per cent.



Eurofound (2010), Broussan Nettoyage, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 71160, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71160.