Against a backdrop of European economic crisis, Renault is implementing labor-management dialogue aimed at maintaining performance and employment alike.
In Spain, the senior management of Renault Spain signed a three-year agreement (“Convenio”) with the main trade unions on November 13, 2012. The third agreement aimed at improving the competitiveness of Spanish plants, it includes measures on workforce flexibility, wage moderation, and a gradual increase in annual work time. In return, the senior management committed to increasing activity at body assembly and powertrain plants and creating jobs.
In France on March 13, 2013, Renault group Chairman Carlos Ghosn and the CFDT, CFE-CGC and FO trade unions signed the Renault agreement “Contract for a new dynamic of Renault growth and social development in France”. The agreement, covering Renault s.a.s. and its French production subsidiaries, aims, through a broad set of balanced measures generating gains in competitiveness, to provide Renault with a robust and lasting cornerstone for its manufacturing, engineering and tertiary activities in France. The competitiveness momentum set in motion at Renault’s French plants by the agreement has led to the allocation of new production to the Flins site, with the next-generation Nissan Micra to be built at the plant starting in 2013 to the tune of a planned 82,000 units a year.