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Another 400 jobs to go from Astra Zeneca

Monday, 14 May 2012
400 jobs are reported to be lost from pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca’s Swedish operation after negotiated between management and the union has now been completed. The largest loss will be seen in Sodertalje.

In early February, Astra Zeneca announced that the company will close its research units in Södertälje, a decision that led to the loss of 1,100 jobs. But this has had consequences for everyone else who works at Astra Zeneca because as the valuable researches cut off have had effect, it tends to affect the entire company in Sweden.

Negotiations with the union have now been completed after having poked through the whole organization stripping off what it calls unneeded resources. And that means an additional 400 posts will be removed where the greatest slimming will be done in Södertälje.

A to the departments most affected is the department in charge of the maintenance of laboratory and instruments. There, 75 percent of the services have been pushed away.

Now, in AstraZeneca's operation in Mölndal, there is concern because it is held that about 50 or so employees will lose their jobs.
According to the company management downsizing is the only way to survive in the increasingly fierce competition.

“We have some tough years ahead,” says AstraZeneca's press officer Ann-Leena Mikiver, which does not exclude that there will be new cuts in the future.
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