EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Grande Lisboa; Lisboa; Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Cacém


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel
Number Employed: 280

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-12-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 280
Planned Job Reductions max: 280
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-02-2004
Direct Dismissals: 280

Additional Information

The textile company Melka announced its closure. The measure will affect 280 workers on a collective basis. The measure is due to severe economic difficulties and the relocation of activities to countries of the Eastern Europe and the Far East.