Novartis AG UK Workers Embroiled Over Severance Pay
Published: Jul 18, 2011
SOME 150 workers at one of Horsham’s most prestigious employers - where major job losses were announced earlier this year - are claiming that their proposed redundancy payments are unfair. Global drug giant Novartis shocked the local community in March when it announced that 550 jobs were to be removed by 2013 in a streamlining exercise - significantly reducing the scale of its operations in Horsham. A 90-day ‘consultation’ with workers at the Wimblehurst Road site has now ended but 150 workers have filed an official grievance against the Swiss company, according to one employee.