Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) – Workers downed tools for an indefinite period of time at SCA’s tissue mill in Saint-Cyr-en-Val in France on 3 June in order to protest against SCA’s layoff plan and severance pay offer, according to unions.

Production is down and employees are blocking the facility.

A SCA spokesperson confirmed that production is at a standstill, adding that the firm’s priorities remained unchanged, including supporting employees in their efforts to find new jobs.

In April, SCA announced its plan to stop all operations at its Saint-Cyr-en-Val facility by October this year. Some 119 workers will be affected.

The mill’s production activities should be transferred to the firm’s Gien mill while the converting operations should be transferred to the Theil facility.

There was no further update at this time.