Switzerland -Pressure leads Merck Serono management to the table -July 1, 2012

The management of Merck Serono said it had finished the consultation process with trade unions over the closing of the Geneva plant. It was expected to come with a final decision by the 19 June. Trade union Unia announced a day of action on 20 June that was followed by a strike. During a mass meeting after four days of strike it became clear for the 400 involved workers that the management was forced to return to the negotiation table to negotiate a social plan.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/unia-fights-to-save-jobs-at-merck-serono ...

French: http://www.unia.ch/news_aktion_fr.9.0.html ...

German: http://www.unia.ch/news_aktionen.9.0.html ...

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