Ambѐs, France – A strike against the possible closure of Orion Engineered Carbons’ production plant in France has ended after three weeks, the company has announced.
The industrial action, which lasted from 9 June to 1 July, came to an end as the union representing the workers had reached an agreement to end the strike at the Ambѐs, carbon black plant.
In a written statement provided to ERJ, Orion’s vice president for global human resources, Jeff Malenky said that distribution and supply was not interrupted as a result of the action.
“Orion worked closely with its customers to continue to supply products. We believe that no customers suffered interruptions in their operations due to the work stoppage,” said Malenky declining to disclose where it supplied its customers from.
Product shipments have resumed and start-up of operations has recommenced, the company said.
Orion announced last month that it was in talks with the works council regarding the closure of the facility by the end of the year.
According to Malenky, consultations are progressing as expected and the strike has not impacted the projected timetable for closure.