Internal restructuring
Centro (I); Lazio; Roma
Location of affected unit(s)
Santa Palomba
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Household Goods
46.46 - Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The pharmaceutical and chemical company Johnson&Johnson announced the start of the procedure for the collective dismissal of 70 workers of its plant in Santa Palomba, Pomezia (Roma). 

Both blue-collar and white-collar workers will be affected by the decision. The company justified the decision as part of the change in its commercial strategies which will shift the emphasis from basic health products (which the plant in Santa Palomba is specialised on) to beauty and cosmetic ones.

The trade unions defined the decision as unacceptable and have started protest actions, among which the block of overtime and two hours strike per shift.

Johnson&Johnson Santa Palomba plant currently employs 540 workers, 450 of which with open-ended contracts and another 100 temporary and agency workers.



Eurofound (2019), Johnson&Johnson , Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 97976, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97976.