EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

A&R Carton

Company/Organisation:
A&R Carton

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Picardie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Soissons (Bassin Parisien)

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Number Employed: 300
Group: A&R Carton

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-05-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 230
Planned Job Reductions max: 230
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure

Additional Information

A&R Carton has filed for bankruptcy, dismissing the whole of its 300 employees. A take over bid has been made, preserving 70 jobs. Two years after the bankruptcy, 116 fired employees have won their case in court, arguing that the dismissals were illegal. As the company has been taken over, no re-integration of the workforce was possible. Each amployee has been awarded 40.000 euros instead.