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(News from RISI) – Employees at SCA’s Saint-Etienne du Rouvray tissue plant in France downed tools for 24 hours on May 12, stopping production at the factory.

The employees were protesting against SCA’s redundancy plan which will affect its Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and Hondouville factories.

Production at the Hondouville plant was not affected by the strike.

The company announced in March that it plans to cut 130 jobs in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and 70 jobs in Hondouville in order to improve the sites’ competitiveness, an SCA spokesperson told RISI.

Negotiations between the management and the workers’ representatives are ongoing.