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Merck Serono Staff Mull Further Strike Action


6/11/2012 7:25:13 AM

Merck Serono’s employees will meet this evening to discuss whether or not to strike tomorrow. The strike would be to protest plans to close the biotech firm’s Geneva headquarters. Five-hundred jobs could go in the process with around 750 relocated. Momentum has been gathering since the announcement was made two months ago that over 1,000 Geneva-based jobs could go. Four hundred employees turned out in force to march against that yesterday. They were joined by worker’s union Unia and cantonal politicians from the left wing.

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