EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Reckitt Benckiser

Reckitt Benckiser

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Venezia; Veneto; Nord Est
Location of affected unit(s): Mira


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.41 - Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations
Number Employed: 400
Group: Reckitt Benckiser

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 81
Planned Job Reductions max: 81
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2012

Additional Information

Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational company leader in home, hygiene and health products, is to cut 81 jobs (out of 400) at its plant located at Mira, in the province of Venice.

The job-cuts are part of the company's worldwide reorganisation plan that envisages a reallocation of business areas between the plants located in various parts of the world. Moreover, according to the company, the Mira plant will strengthen its leadership in the production of gel-caps cleansers in the next years.
The company have planned some meetings with the trade unions in order to find adequate solutions aimed at reducing the social negative effects caused by the reorganisation plan.