Apr 26, 2010. /Lesprom Network/. The Swedish Paper Workers Union has during the weekend turned down the mediators’ offer and is consequently deciding to go through with its expanded notice, which for Billerud means total work stoppage at Billerud’s Gruvön paper mill that will come into effect as of today 18.00 CET, company said in a statement received by Lesprom Network.
The loss of production from Gruvön’s paper mill is expected to affect Billerud’s earnings by approximately SEK 4 million ($557, 981) per day exclusive of compensation from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s strike fund.
Billerud’s paper mill in Skärblacka has been at a standstill since 16 April due to the Swedish Paper Workers Union’s strike. The total cost to Billerud of these two mills with production stoppages amounts to approximately SEK 7 million ($ 1 million) per day exclusive of compensation from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s strike fund.
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has pledged that full compensation from strike funds will be paid to members affected by this industrial action.