Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Specialised Construction Activities
Specialised Construction Activities
43.29 - Other construction installation

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 December 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Otis, lift manufacturer belonging to the American United Technologies Corporation, will cut up to 170 jobs in several locations across France.  Otis employs about 4,900 workers in France. 

According to the unions, the restructuring was announced in November 2014 but the information and consultation process is still ongoing. The unions have been organising a strike against the job cuts and working conditions since the 5th June. The strikers are concerned also concerned with the increase of workload resulting from the staff reduction as well as the lack of wage increase in 2015. On 12 June, no compromise were found and 9,000 lifts were out of order on a total of 160,000 managed by Otis .


  • 5 December 2014: La Tribune
  • 8 June 2015: Le Monde
  • 12 June 2015: Boursorama


Eurofound (2014), Otis, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83701, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83701.