Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Maizières-lès-Metz, Étupes, Martot, Fos-sur-Mer
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41.20 - Construction of residential and non-residential buildings

239 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
4 October 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


On 4th June  French construction group Eiffage announced to its Central Works Council that it is to cut about 239 positions in the frameof a reorganisation affecting metal construction activities.

The group will close its two sites in Maizières-lès-Metz (Moselle) with 78 job cuts and Etupes (Doubs) with 30 job cuts. It will cut 33 positions at its site in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) and keep only 20% of the workforce of its site of Martot (Eure) where 98 employees will be dismissed. In total, the group will cut 239 positions but announced the intention to offer near to 400 positions for internal mobility. The group is facing a decrease in demand in France (a drop of orders of 50%, a decreased turnover of its metal activities of 2.2% in 2014) and will produce low-value metal products in Poland where labour costs are lower.  The social partners have four months to negotiate a social plan to avoid forced dismissals and to agree on compensation for the employees that will leave the group.


  • 2 May 2015: Le Républicain Lorrain
  • 9 June 2015: Les Echos
  • 9 June 2015: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 10 June 2015: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2015), Eiffage, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83476, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83476.