Switzerland - Union: no dismissals at Novartis - May 31, 2017

Trade union Unia has immediately reacted as the chemical group Novartis announced a planned reduction with 500 jobs of a segment of the workforce and the recruitment of 350 high-skilled workers. The union said that it wants job security for the workforce and the guarantee that the company will not move out of the country. It also claims that job cuts cannot be justified, given the extraordinary profits of the group. The new recruitment should be solved through training and retraining of the existing workforce. Discussions between Novartis and the unions have started. Novartis said it would offer full support to all affected employees, from help looking for a new job to early retirement packages.   

English: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/pharma_novartis-to-shed-500-jobs-in-basel ...  

German: http://www.unia.ch/de/aktuell/aktuell/artikel/a/13752/

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