Manifestation of the employees of the laboratory Galderma in Sofia Antipolis, near Nice, on November 9, 2017 (Photo by YANN COATSALIOU. AFP)
The ministry of Economy has received it on Friday of the trade union representatives of the laboratory Galderma in Nice, and its owner Nestlé (SIX:NESN) wants to close in 2018, and intends to receive in the near future the management of the group, reported Bercy.
The department hopes that “everyone is treated properly and that everyone takes responsibility”, and “regrets” the decision to close the site, he clarified to AFP after the meeting.
The ministry “wishes to meet in the coming days,” the representatives of Nestlé France, he added without specifying a date.
The group justifies the restructuring of its subsidiary, based in Sophia Antipolis since 1981, for strategic reasons: Galderma product of the creams, while he wants to develop the care of the skin by injection or as an oral.
This centre of research in dermatology employs 550 people. The government announced in mid-November, the appointment of an “inter-ministerial delegate to the restructuring” of which the priority file is the one from this laboratory.
Nestlé Skin Health/Galderma had stated in October that it would negotiate a voluntary redundancy plan for up to 300 people, hoping to reclassify 100 people of Sophia-Antipolis in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.