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Lonza Raises Working Hours at Visp to Secure Site’s Future

10:48 AM MDT | July 8, 2011 | —NATASHA ALPEROWICZ

Lonza has increased weekly working hours, without accompanying pay increases, for all employees at the company’s Visp, Switzerland manufacturing complex, to improve the site’s profitability. The measures took effect July 1 and will continue through 2012. Weekly working hours at the Visp site will increase from an average of 41, to 43 hours. The site employs about 2,900, accounting for more than one-third of Lonza’s global workforce. Lonza, during the next 18 months, plans to raise the site’s productivity, optimize its integration and product portfolio...

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