Topic: drug manufacturing strike
Despite some additional incentives offered by Pfizer, workers at two plants in Ireland rejected a pension switch and voted for a work action.
Following two weeks of strikes, Teva workers in Israel have won a small victory through their efforts to save manufacturing jobs.
Teva rejected Israel's request to keep its manufacturing facility in Jerusalem, even as the drugmaker makes deep cuts to its global workforce.
More uncertainty has roiled Teva, as the company indicated it would eliminate up to 350 production workers in Israel.
A Merck KGaA plant in Goa, India, has run into labor issues over wages and is now having to take steps to avoid product shortages.
Sandoz restarted production at a sterile injectables plant in Canada late Sunday night and said it will soon lift a temporary allocation system after working out labor issues with Teamsters at the facility.
Sandoz Canada has suspended manufacturing at a sterile injectables plant in Canada and instituted what it calls a “proactive allocation system” after more than 250 Teamsters went on a 24-hour strike over issues that they say tie back to stricter regulations imposed by the FDA and Canadian regulators.
GlaxoSmithKline has halted production at a consumer health plant in India that makes Horlicks nutritional drink products after workers there unexpectedly went on strike.