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Old 23.04.2012, 19:55
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Merck Serono layoffs - up to 900 redundancies in Geneva

Any of you affected by this?

http://www.tdg.ch/economie/entrepris...story/20606493

up to 900 redundancies...
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Old 23.04.2012, 20:16
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Any of you affected by this?

http://www.tdg.ch/economie/entrepris...story/20606493

up to 900 redundancies...
They used to be a good client!
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One of my friends saw it coming and jumped first.
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One of my friends saw it coming and jumped first.
It's been common knowledge for a long time, hardly a mega surprise as the CHF is so high.......
Trying to earn a living in the film business over the last 5 years has been like hitting your head against a brick wall, they can go to London, Paris or Munich for 60% of the overall cost, why use people living in CH.
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They used to be a good client!
We tried to make them a client!
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Don't know how the Julie got hold of this.... the Town Hall meeting doesn't start for another five minutes. Panic.
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Old 24.04.2012, 11:24
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Re: Merck Serono layoffs

UPDATE

From todays article, MS is totally closing Geneva site....1300 employees off

http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/13912171
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Right, after 32 years it looks like we're out of here. B**ger. And no, that's not burger in case Grynch is watching.
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Merck Serono drops Geneva bombshell

Biotech company Merck Serono is planning to close its Geneva headquarters in a move that will affect 1,250 jobs. Full details of the development are reported by journalist Malcolm Curtis.
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http://www.tdg.ch/economie/entrepris...story/20606493

up to 900 redundancies...

And gva has turned into a guest very suddenly. That was quick!
Were you instrumental in that dreadful decision? Or a victim?

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And gva has turned into a guest very suddenly. That was quick!
Where you instrumental in that dreadful decision? Or a victim?
I think he was a victim as he mentioned somewhere else that his employment was not stable. Most probably reacted badly to the news even though he knew there was a high prospect of this happening.
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Old 24.04.2012, 17:15
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I think he was a victim as he mentioned somewhere else that his employment was not stable. Most probably reacted badly to the news even though he knew there was a high prospect of this happening.
maybe the news resulted in a localised house price crash and he's gone off to buy a house?
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Re: Merck Serono layoffs - up to 900 redundancies in Geneva

Alea iacta est. They're closing shop in Geneva. Sorry for those of you affected.
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Re: Merck Serono layoffs - up to 900 redundancies in Geneva

Anyone knows why the information site ms-employees.org is unavailable?

This was a site maintained by employee representatives. Is it being hacked by Merck management?

And at the same time the site is heavily protected by private bodyguards...

Is war coming to CH???
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Workers won't have the opportunity to demonstrate their opinions about the announcement, at least not on company property. In the wake of last week's strike, the company issued a directive prohibiting protests on company property.
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/me...ose/2012-06-19
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Re: Merck Serono layoffs - up to 900 redundancies in Geneva

And they take pictures of the employees daring to demonstrate (which is a constitutional right)...

Good luck to all employees and fight fight fight
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Re: Merck Serono layoffs - up to 900 redundancies in Geneva

It is fairly obvious that Merck when purchasing Serono simply wanted to capture the company and move anything of value to Darmstadt. They never even considered to keep anything in Geneva. Except one or two minor facilities in Vaud
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It is fairly obvious that Merck when purchasing Serono simply wanted to capture the company and move anything of value to Darmstadt. They never even considered to keep anything in Geneva. Except one or two minor facilities in Vaud
The "minor" facility in Vaud, Fenil to be precise has just cost them over Chf 500 mio, hardly minor !
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