PARIS (Reuters) -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels, according to three trade union sources.
The plant builds the Citroen C3, Peugeot 208 and DS 3 subcompact models, according to Automotive News Europe's European car assembly plant map.
The Poissy site took over production of Citroen C3s previously produced at Aulnay-sous-Bois following the closure in 2013 of that factory, also near Paris.
C3 cars are due to be produced in Slovakia beginning in 2017. Output at Poissy is set to fall to 140,000 cars that year, and to 120,000-130,000 in 2018, compared with 235,000 projected for 2016.
The move, which will not involve any compulsory layoffs among the 4,500-strong workforce, was presented to worker representatives at an extraordinary works council meeting, the sources said on Thursday.
A PSA spokesman confirmed that one shift may be removed over a prolonged period of time, but would not comment on the figures involved. "Based on projected volumes in 2017, we may have to adjust our way of working with a progressive move from three shifts to two," the spokesman said.
Another set of workers - between 210 and 218 - at various PSA sites are to be transferred out of the company and re-employed by the support services firm Capgemini, the sources said.
In a statement, the CGT union said it is "in complete disagreement with this policy of outsourcing" and asked that those workers who wished to should be allowed to stay employed by PSA.
Capgemini declined to comment.