Location of affected unit(s)
Cergy-Pontoise, Cesson-Sévigné, Brest
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

60 - 88 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
31 July 2016
Foreseen end date


The management of Thomson video networks has announced beginning of June a restructuring  with a voluntary departures plan to cut from 66 to 80 positions. This reorganisation is a result of the the Company's recent take over by its US competitor, Harmonic in February 2016.  In February, Thomson video network 's works council refused to give advice regarding the take over as management didn't provide enough information about employment consequences.  The reorganisation will affect  three units : Cesson-Sévigné (Ille-et-Vilaine,  with about 60 job cuts out of a total of 280 positions), 13 job cuts in Brest (Finistère, out of a total of  45 positions) and 6 in Cergy-Pontoise (Val-d'Oise, from 15 employees). The union CFDT fears that the new owner will cut positions linked to hardware products and outsource production to Asia. The management highlights that departures will mainly be achieved through early retirements. It will also propose some internal mobility.


  • 24 June 2016: Ouest-France


Eurofound (2016), Thomson video Networks, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 87995, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87995.