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    Strike in HP France all over the country today :


    Associated Press


    AP
    French HP Workers Walk Off Job in Protest
    Friday September 16, 12:06 pm ET
    Hundreds of French Hewlett-Packard Employees Walk Off Job to Protest
    Planned Job Cuts


    GRENOBLE, France (AP) -- Hundreds of Hewlett-Packard employees walked
    off the job Friday to protest planned job cuts by the U.S. maker of
    computers and printers.
    The largest of three walkouts was at the company's Grenoble site in
    southeastern France, which drew several hundred employees led by local
    officials and Mayor Michel Destot.


    "Grenoble needs Hewlett-Packard, but Hewlett-Packard doesn't need
    Grenoble," Destot said.


    Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it would cut 5,900 jobs in Europe as
    part of a global restructuring plan announced in July. HP France -- the

    French arm of the company -- said that 1,240 of the country's 4,800
    jobs would be cut.


    About 200 employees marched near a site outside Paris in
    Issy-les-Moulineaux and another 100 protested near their plant in
    Isle-d'Abeau in eastern France.


    Shares of HP rose 11 cents to $27.98 in early afternoon trading on the
    New York Stock Exchange.


    Photos of the strike :


    http://cftchp.blogspot.com/


    Video of the strike in Grenoble :


    http://www.raa.france3.fr/info/13812625-fr.php


    More info :


    http://www.lci.fr/news/economie/0,,3...lEIDUy,00.html


    http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,...-689776,0.html


  2. Re: Strike in HP France all over the country today :

    Extract from an interview of Michel Destot, mayor of Grenoble :


    How did you react when you learnt about the numbers of layoffs in
    France :

    I was shoked, then angry. Of course we are all with the employees, the
    more so as the decision of the company cannot be justified.
    There is no industrial or strategic reason would could make this
    understandable : it is enough to look at the results of HP to be
    convinced : profits and dividends are growing, the comparison
    Europe/Asia is favorable to Europe.

    It is a complete nonsense, a decision made solely to presumably help
    the stock price, we are totally in amorality. HP seems to have
    permanently
    lost with the citizen attitude it had only a few years ago.

    Source :

    http://www.weblmi.com/sections/artic...ue_for_fi5882/


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