PARIS Dec 11 Peugeot will eliminate
an additional 1,500 French jobs by 2014, on top of the
previously announced 8,000 layoffs, the French car maker told
trade union representatives on Tuesday.
The job reductions will be achieved through non-replacement
of workers who will be leaving the company or retiring rather
than compulsory redundancies, a spokesman told Reuters after a
meeting between management and workers representatives.
"There will be 1,500 departures through attrition, which
correspond to the natural rhythm for the group, but the plan
remains set at 8,000 layoffs, there are no changes," the
Peugeot held the latest in a series of meetings with
workers' representatives earlier on Tuesday over plans unveiled
in July to cut more than 8000 jobs, close one assembly plant
near Paris and shrink another.