Type
Offshoring/Delocalisation
Country
Czechia
Region
Stredni Cechy; Stredocesky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Nelahozeves
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.42 - Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2010, Case number: 10
New offshoring locations
Poland, Romania, United Kingdom

634 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 September 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2010
Foreseen end date
30 June 2010

Description

The Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever is to axe all 634 jobs with the closure of its manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic by the end of June 2010 in order to lower production costs. The company has decided to move the production to Poland, Romania and Great Britain. Laid-off workers are to be given severance pay amounting between 12 and 14 average monthly wages.

The Czech authorities applied for aid from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).


Sources

  • 17 September 2009: Hospod├írske noviny

Citation

Eurofound (2009), Unilever, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Czechia, factsheet number 69537, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69537.