EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Vibac

Company/Organisation:
Vibac

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Firenze; Toscana; Centro (I)
Location of affected unit(s): Vinci

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.21 - Manufacture of plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles
Number Employed: 120

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 120
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 31-03-2020
Direct Dismissals: 120

Additional Information

The adhesive tape company Vibac announced the opening of a collective dismissal procedure for the 120 employees of its production plant in Vinci, in the Florence metropolitan area, which the company wants to close.

The announcement came very unexpectedly after the recent agreement on the relaunch of the company and the investment of over €2 million for the purchase of a new production line.

Right after the company's announcement, the trade unions called for an assembly of the workers aimed at discussing collective responses to the company's plan.

Vinci's production facility was taken over in 2011, when Vibac bought it from the now bankrupt Syrom, a competitor in the adhesive tape sector.

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