United Kingdom -Social plan in paper-packaging rejected -March 5, 2012

IMF and ICEM affiliated UK unions have rejected a social plan offered by the Vienna based paper-packaging company Mayr Melnhof for their UK plants. Industrial action started on the 10th of February and continued with sit-ins on the 18th after managers had attempted to lock workers out for removal of product. Talks in February and the 3rd of March broke down after the company proposed redundancy packages on lesser terms than offered in earlier meetings. Mayr Melnhof suggested a more limited package in exchange for fewer layoffs, however, it refused to guarantee the lower number of job losses.

English: http://www.imfmetal.org/index.cfm?c=29169&l=2 ;
http://www.icem.org/en/19-Pulp-Paper/4924-Mayr-Melnhof-Lockout-Continues-at-UK …

 

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