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Patrice Schaafs is staff representative at Arjowiggins in Jouy-sur-Morin. The company, which makes secure paper for gray cards, passports or banknotes, was placed in liquidation on January 16th and closed on January 30th. 241 people will be unemployed. The employees of the factory continue to take turns to occupy the plant and stand guard.

The commercial court handed down Arjopwiggins' liquidation. Where is the procedure?

"The job protection plan (PSE) is not yet open. We are summoned on Monday to open the social plan. This will happen at Nanterre, at the Commercial Court, with the attorney. Nobody has been paid. Obviously, employees are waiting for their money. "

The "Arjo" are the object of a surge of solidarity …

"Yes, many traders, on an axis from Esternay (Marne) to Coulommiers, bring us food, drinks. They are small traders or members of supermarkets, sometimes on their own. It warms the hearts. We are in turmoil. People drive by, stop and come to give money in our kitty. It's really warm to the heart. "

Projects to make art paper or to lean against the Banque des France

You, the staff representatives, you had plans to save the company?

"We presented a first plan in 2017 to Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, even before the sale of Arjowiggins. This plan included the continuation of activity with the same clients and the non-replacement of those who were retiring. That would have represented fifty people, in the long term, and less. And it's a CGT delegate who tells you that. But it was really to save the factory. (…)

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