SCA has started consultations with former Georgia-Pacific staff in France in a move that could affect 162 jobs.
Following its acquisition of G-P’s EMEA tissue business in July last year, a spokesman for the business told TW: “As an important step in the overall integration process, SCA started consultations with employees and its representatives affected by the integration.
“SCA will operate in full accordance with SCA’s core values and Code of Conduct as well as the relevant legal framework and requirements.”
The consultation process started on 30 and 31 January and the re-organsation project in France encompasses marketing, sales and support function activities.
He said: “In France, our initial estimates indicate a potential redundancy of 162 positions.
“However, taking into consideration positions that are already vacant, potential job reassignments and internal mobility, the impact would potentially be limited to 90 to 100 jobs redundancies.
“We will do our best to minimise the potential impact on staff and give highest priority to internal job reassignments and internal mobility.”
As to whether SCA will look to close any mills in France, he added that the manufacturing activities were “out of scope”.