Le Maire said he would hold meetings this week with representatives of the country’s car industry about the recovery plan, which is expected at the end of August or September.
“We are ready to help you, we are ready to improve incentives for new cars, we are ready to look at what can improve your competitivity at French production sites,” Le Maire said on BFM Business radio. “In exchange, it will be what’s your relocation plan? That’s how we will build a stronger automobile industry,” he said.
Le Maire said the CGT’s move, which was criticized by more moderate unions, sent the wrong signal at a time when France was looking to bring back production. “There are certain union leaders who are playing with fire,” Le Maire said.