Switzerland - ABB workers come up with own restructuring plan - December 31, 2017

Workers at the ABB-plant in Sécheron have formulated an alternative for the planned restructuring and transfer of (part of) the production to Poland. In November 2017, management and labour agreed to work towards an acceptable solution for the planned restructuring that could lead to a loss of 150 jobs. In the alternative proposal, the transfer will take 3 years, instead of the planned 18 months. This prolonged period will be used to create new employment at the ABB-plant and for the retraining of the existing workforce.

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