Carrefour S.A., a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, had been seeking to slash about 3,000 jobs at its hypermarket stores across France, more than previously announced earlier this year, through a voluntary retirement scheme, a company spokeswoman with knowledge regarding the issue had unveiled on Friday, the 2nd of May 2019.
In point of fact, Carrefour S.A., world’s one of the largest hypermarket chains with over 12,300 shops across the world, had previously stated that it had been aiming to axe about 1,230 jobs, as the French retailer had been struggling to find a way to boost up its sales and profit.
According to an offer made to the unions on Friday (May 2nd), the company could raise the figure of potential golden-handshakes by 1,770 by means of an additional early retirement plan. Besides, the company spokeswoman had also added that the job cut plan had currently being reviewed by the unions and the proposal of voluntary departure could be conducted through a traditional collective bargaining agreement.
Apart from that, the company spokeswoman had been quoted saying in an AFP report that the French multinational retailer had been looking forward to sign an agreement with the workers’ union by mid-May and to execute the plan during the third quarter of the year. Nevertheless, the spokeswoman had declined to comment on the potential savings the departure scheme could generate.