Rousset

Workers of semiconductor manufacturer LFoundry block the access to the Industrial Zone in Rousset, near Aix-en-Provence, southern France, on December 23, 2013, after trade unions announced that a court had ordered a judicial liquidation of their factory. Over 670 jobs are at risk if the factory closes and approximately 400 workers took part in the protest and blocade of the Rousset industrial zone, as French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg prepared to receive a delegation of workers in Paris today.

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Workers of semiconductor manufacturer LFoundry block access to the industrial zone in Rousset, near Aix-en-Provence, southern France, on Monday, after trade unions announced that a court had ordered a judicial liquidation of their factory. Over 670 jobs are at risk if the factory closes and approximately 400 workers took part in the protest and blockade.