Published on December 21st, 2012 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
350 staff members to leave Green Cargo
Photo credits: Peter Lydén
The Swedish transportation and logistics company Green Cargo AB recently announced that 350 employees will be leaving the enterprise.
According to a press release from December 20th, the recession has had a deep impact on the company’s economy. Green Cargo is said to have tried for four weeks to find solutions together with the union. Seko (union for service and communication) and ST (union for of civil servants) however have said no to sign a crisis deal involving reduction of working hours and lowered salary during five months’ time.
In order to carry out necessary investments and secure the company’s future, Green Cargo is forced to take measures to prevent losses, said Mikael Stöhr CEO in a press release.
“We had wished to have an agreement with the unions, which was unfortunately not possible. Thus, we are now facing a redundancy.”
Green Cargo is a national and international logistics company with 2 800 employees in over 100 locations throughout the Nordic region and Europe. 94% of the goods transported are carried on electrically powered trains. The mainstream of the international traffic flow goes to Norway, Germany and Italy.