Valves : Bic employees on strike to protest against the closure of their factory

Following a call of the CFDT, the employees of Bic Writing have been observed Thursday, a day-long strike to protest against the closure of their plant in Vanne

Valves : Bic employees on strike to protest against the closure of their factory

Following a call of the CFDT, the employees of Bic Writing have been observed Thursday, a day-long strike to protest against the closure of their plant in Vannes in Brittany, reveals Telegram . An announcement following the sale by the group Bic to its subsidiary Bic Sport at the Estonian Tahe Outdoors. This assignment completes the refocusing of Bic on its core business: pens, lighters and shavers. The French group takes a final on its diversification. "Bic has sold the site to the Estonians and Bic Writing who was a tenant of the Bic Sport has no more local", says Jean-Louis The Droguenne, delegate for the CFDT, the regional daily newspaper.

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Result, the workshop Bic Scripture, which annually produces 100 million pens, four colors, will have to shut down to be relocated to Marne-the-Valley, but especially in Tunisia. A social plan has been announced. It provides for 33 layoffs and 6 reclassifications at the headquarters of Bic. The job cuts should take place in waves, from April to July 2019.

The Bic group has responded in a statement: "The process of information/consultation of the economic and social Committee central of BE 2000, and of the Committees on social and economic premises of Vannes and Marne la Vallée as well as the negotiations with the trade union delegates to BE 2000 will take place as planned, in the framework of the procedure officially launched on the 5th of December last. The Bic Group is aware of the social impact represented by these deletions, and transfers of positions and will make every effort to find solutions that are tailored to each". Case to follow.

Updated Date: 07 January 2019, 00:00

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