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The pharmaceutical group Merck Sharp & Dohme "informed the unions of its intention to close the Pavia plant by the end of 2014". This was communicated by Gianni Ardemagni, general secretary of Femca Cisl of Pavia.

"There are 270 workers who risk losing their jobs – he underlines – not to mention the fallout from related industries". "It is surprising - observes the trade unionist in a note - how once again foreign pharmaceutical companies use our country for their use and consumption, to market their products without worrying about maintaining production and employment - he underlines.

In 2102 the Merck plant in Pavia, the only one left in Italy, produced over 2 billion and 500 thousand tablets: up until two months ago it worked overtime, today they tell us it will close".

Upon the announcement of the closure, the unions proclaimed an 8-hour strike package, starting today. "We will ask the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Health for a meeting - adds Ardemagni - But we will also take action with the institutions, the Municipality, the Province and the Region, to find the best solutions to reduce the impact on employment".

June 7, 2013 – PharmaKronos


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