The information comes from the General Confederation of Cooperative and Participatory Societies (CG SCOP). Scopelec, an Orange subcontractor specializing in optical fiber and the largest French SCOP, headquartered in the Tarn at Sorèze, would be threatened by Orange. In question, the “non-renewal of a market for the operation and maintenance of telecom networks to the tune of 150 million euros annually”, on a turnover of 463.9 million in 2020.
Threat to the Andrézieux head office
According to The world, 1,910 jobs within Scopelec could be cut, including 600 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 500 in Occitanie and 300 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. According to our information, the subsidiary of Scopelec Setelen (whose head office is in Andrézieux-Bouthéon in the Loire) would be affected with 500 job cuts (especially in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).
Scopelec would therefore be in the process of losing two of the three markets it held with Orange, on the occasion of the next renewal scheduled for spring 2022. Thomas Foppiani, chairman of the management board of Scopelec told the World still be “in discussion with Orange”, in particular for the third part of the market, which is also threatened.
Scopelec has 3,800 employees, who hold 74.8% of the capital. The company has been a subcontractor of Orange since its creation in 1973.