Workers at UPM’s Stracel plant went on strike last week to protest against details of the announced takeover by VPK and Klingele. Only 130 out of a total of 250 Stracel employees are planned to be re-employed by the prospective owners of the mill.
A strike stopped production at UPM’s Stracel mill in Eastern France from Tuesday 3 July to Friday 6 July. The day after UPM announced that the plant is to be sold to VPK and Klingele workers at the plant went on strike to protest against job cuts. Only 130 out of the mill’s 250 employees are to be re-employed by the prospective owners. A company spokesperson confirmed that the strike ended on Friday last week with machines now running normally again.
FILPAC CGT union had asked for a “motivation prime” of €2000 per month for each employee until the end of this year, UPM finally agreed to pay €500. Stracel is producing LWC and has a total annual capacity of 270,000 tpy.
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