EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Medstop Väst

Company/Organisation:
Medstop Väst

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västsverige

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.73 - Dispensing chemist in specialised stores
Number Employed: 335
Group: Medstop

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-11-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 40
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 23-01-2012

Additional Information

40 of 335 employees at Medstop Väst, a pharmacy chain, have been issued with redundancy notices. Medstop Väst is a subsidiary of the larger group Medstop, which will reduce its total workforce by 70 employees - 40 in the West region, 15 in the East region and 15 in the South region.

Negotiations with the unions about the suggested redundancies have begun. According to the company, the internal restructuring process is ascribed to the highly competitive market.