04 May 2012 15:50 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--A Swiss labour union plans to sue German specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals firm Merk KGaA over planned job cuts in ?xml:namespace>
Angestellte Schweiz said Merck’s cuts may violate Swiss labour laws, in particular requirements for consultation and workers representation.
The lawsuit was the only way to delay or even prevent the job losses, the union added.
Merck announced last week that it will close its Serono pharmaceuticals operation in
A spokesperson at Merck's headquarters in
In related news, Swiss fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals firm Lonza said on Friday it will seek to avoid dismissing workers as part of planned efficiency improvements at its production hub in
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