UPM’s coated mechanical paper mill Stracel in Eastern France is up and running again after a week’s strike ended on Thursday. The mill’s PM is to produce LWC until the end of this year and will then be rebuild for packaging paper.
Workers at UPM’s paper mill Stracel in Eastern France went back to work on Thursday this week, a company spokesperson told EUWID. A strike broke out at the plant in the middle of last week amongst discussions about redundancy schemes and job continuity. Union and UPM representatives will have their next meeting on 3 October, with more strike action possibly to come along thereafter.
The outcome of these negotiations might also have an impact on the reconstruction scheme for the plant. It is being taken over by VPK Packaging and Klingele Papierwerke and will be rebuild for the production of recycled corrugated case material. Stracel is to produce coated mechanical paper until December this year, with reconstruction works to start in January.
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