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Employees of Merck Serono are expected to resume a strike action Thursday, protesting the planned closure of the company’s Geneva headquarters.
Staff voted on the strike Tuesday.
About a dozen employees of Merck Serono yesterday declared themselves on hunger strike in front of the headquarters.
A number of supporters were also outside the company, which decided not to renegotiate a social plan with employees.
More than 1,200 jobs will leave the region with the closure, though Merck Serono said it would invest in spin-off companies, and said it hopes to announce other initiatives soon.