Boiron employees are angry … and are mobilizing massively against the prospect of massive workforce reductions planned by the world leader in homeopathy, which must cut 646 jobs during a restructuring. About 200 employees of Boiron thus demonstrated Wednesday in Messimy (Rhône) to denounce the “pretext” of the delisting of homeopathy to dismiss. Equipped with whistles to call out to motorists, the demonstrators deployed several banners around the head office, where the third of the five extraordinary central works councils aimed at negotiating the job protection plan (PSE) was held.

“We want to express our anger and our disgust because, when we spoke of delisting, all the employees stepped up to defend the company and the way to thank us is to fire us”, criticized Martine Grimm, of FO, employee of the Strasbourg site, doomed to close. Scheduled for January 1, 2021, “the delisting has accelerated things but I think things were already planned and it is the excuse that allows to go further”, she added to hooly News.

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Coming from Bordeaux, where 18 positions are in the hot seat, CFDT union manager Valérie Truch estimated that the decline in activity is due to “bad strategic choices” of the group. “Boiron is still making money because if the turnover is not glorious in France, the company is doing very well internationally, and it does not have the decency to offer us starting conditions interesting, ”she added.

In March, management announced the elimination of 646 jobs in France, or a quarter of the laboratory’s workforce, and the closure of 13 of its 31 sites, including the production site at Montrichard (Loir-et-Cher). “This is an important plan due to a drop in activity suffered after the announcement of the delisting of homeopathy and all

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