Switzerland -Social plan signed at Novartis -February 22, 2012

In October 2011 Novartis announced the closure of a plant in Nyon and cuts in the rest of the country up to 1.100 jobs. After in mid-January, through trade union campaigning and mass mobilisation, the closure decision was reversed, a social plan was concluded on 22 February. Trade union Unia is satisfied with the overall result. The company has created a fund of CHF4.5 million (€3.7 million) for hardship cases and for training and retraining. Part of the deal are an early retirement scheme (from 58), compensation for workers over 55 to bridge the gap till the age of 58 and additional pay for dismissed workers (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 5 January 2012).

German: http://www.unia.ch/index.php ... 

 

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