Textiles group Dollfus Mieg & Cie is planning to axe 89 jobs from its production plants in Mulhouse and Illzach in the Alsace region of eastern France.

French trade unions are said to be dissatisfied with the announcement, arguing that the social plan proposed by the company covers only the minimum requirements under French law.

Established in 1746, Dollfus Mieg & Cie makes apparel fabrics, trimmings and household textiles.