Internal restructuring
Est; Lorraine; Moselle
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.10 - Hospital activities

84 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The hospital of Freyming-Merlebach has announced that it will cut about 84 positions out of a total workforce of 400 employees through voluntary departure and early retirement. However, according to the management, some internal replacement may be possible. The hospital has faced losses over the last several years and needs to reduce its pay-roll, according to the director. All affected employees will be engaged in training in order to increase their skills and therefore their chances to get a new job. The union FO has stressed that the conditions surrounding such departures are very important, and states that the processes following the retraining are still very unclear. The union stated that it fears that the plan will lead to a further reorganisation with additional job cuts.


  • 22 July 2016: Républicain Lorrain


Eurofound (2016), Hôpital de Freyming-Merlebach, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 88292, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88292.