Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.51 - Manufacture of cement

150 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
30 September 2015
Foreseen end date
31 July 2018


Cement producer Lafarge has announced it will cut about 200 positions in its cement division by 2018. The company announced that most of the cuts will be done through a voluntary early retirement scheme included in a global employment forecast agreement negotiated with unions. Lafarge employs about 4,500 people in France and around 1,400 staff in its cement activity. According to management, the 200 job cuts is the maximum foreseen. The first early retirements are expected after negotiation between social partners that could take about 4 months. The early retirement plan is independent of the employment consequences of the merger with the Swiss cement group Holcim, which has already led to 203 announced job cuts.


  • 26 June 2015: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2015), Lafarge, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83901, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83901.