Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Brest, Colombes, Illkirch and Sophia
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date


The management of Alcatel-Lucent Entreprise has announced an Employment safeguard plan to cut about 100 positions in its 4 sites in France – Brest (Finistère), Colombes (Haut-de-Seine), Illkirch (Bas-Rhin) and Sophia Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes). The company is a former division of the group Alcatel-Lucent. It was sold to a Chinese investment fund in 2014. In 2015, the new owner launched a voluntary departure plan to cut about 130 positions. As stated by the Union CDTF, in June 2016, 142 workers left the company. The new reorganisation plan will lead, according to CFDT, to forced dismissals. Furthermore, the site of Sophia-Antipolis will be closed. The CFDT denounces a lack of investment and strategy.


  • 28 September 2016: Ouest-France
  • 28 September 2016: FGMM-CFDT (press release)


Eurofound (2016), Ale International - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 88736, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88736.