|Shipbuilding (DCN) (20) |
Shipbuilding (DCN) (20)
On February 13, 1996, the work-group studying the future of DCN submitted a preliminary report concerning the situation of this Organization, thus completing the first phase of clarification.
After analysis, the work-group has noted that the separation, which took place in 1992 between the contractorship activities carried out by the State section of DCN and those carried out by the industrial service, is to be strengthened. It considers that the various industrial service subgroups are truly complementary. It notes that DCN's industrial service disposes of significant assets for becoming the reference industry in the European military ship-building sector. However, several constraints weigh on DCN's industrial service impeding the full expression of its assets and result in a level of productivity which needs to be improved.
The Minister of Defense has requested immediate discussions with staff and trade unions. This discussion is based on two objectives : to take cognizance of the diagnosis and any remarks made and to find solutions.
The work-group will gradually analyze the suggestions made and will carry out further analyses in order to present their proposals to the Minister of Defense on 15th April.
Sources: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense
French Embassies in London and Washington.
For more information, go to French National Defense.