France pledges to fight for plant where GE plans 1,044 job cuts

General Electric's cost-saving plan calls for cutting up to 1,044 positions, mainly at its Belfort site in east France, which employs 4,300 people. 

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French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday he would fight to save jobs at a General Electric Co (GE) factory in eastern France where more than 1,000 posts are threatened, reports Reuters