Holmen Paper Madrid Workers Strike in Protest of PM 61 Closure

April 26, 2011 - Holmen Paper said that workers at its paper mill in Madrid, Spain went on strike this morning in protest of the company's February announcement to close one of the mill's paper machines.

According to the company, the strike has forced the mill to shut down production and stop deliveries to customers.

In early-February, Holmen announced that it would permanently close PM 61 — a 170,000 tonnes per year machine that produces coated magazine paper (LWC), and to a lesser extent, improved newsprint.

Production on the machine stopped in late March, affecting the jobs of 170 workers.

Holmen said the strike is set to continue on Thursday and Saturday this week.

SOURCE: Holmen Paper

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