Internal restructuring
Centre-Est; Rhône-Alpes; Ardèche
Location of affected unit(s)
Le Cheylard
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.96 - Manufacture of other technical and industrial textiles

186 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2012
Foreseen end date


On 24 January 2012, the management of the technical textile manufacturer Chomarat has announced a new social plan with 182 dismissals after it revised a first draft affecting 122 positions under the pressure of industrial action.

The company has lost 4 million Euros in 2011 and 6 Million Euros in the last two years.

UPDATE 26/07/12: After negotiation with employees' representatives, the number of forced dismissal was reduced to 35. 93 employees have agreed to leave the company in the framework of a voluntary departure plan. Another 58 will leave the company via early retirement. In total, 186 employees will leave the company. 90% of the employees have accepted a decrease in their working time from 35 to 32 hours per week, with a decrease of their income by 3.5%. There will also be a salary freeze until 2014.



Eurofound (2012), Chomarat Textiles Industries, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 72693, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72693.