Argentina Fighting to Find Solution for Workers
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA—In the latest update on the RR Donnelley plant closure and layoff of over 400 workers at the plant based here, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that "necessary monitoring" of RR Donnelley would be implemented to guarantee the sources of work for those workers, reported the Buenos Aires Herald.
"There are different solutions in hand," Capitanich said, regarding the fate of the employees that showed up for work on Aug. 11, only to find the gates locked and a note informing them of the closure. Negotiations between RR Donnelley and various unions over cost-cutting concessions had been ongoing prior to the bankruptcy.
"Cooperativization although not recommended...is an option. Another one is to evaluate the offers for the continuity of production," he added.
According to the Herald, "optimal conditions" was how the chief of ministers in his daily press briefing described the state of RR Donnelley's plant and equipment in the Garín district of Buenos Aires Province. He also revealed that the government is working with the Printing Industry Federation towards the preservation of jobs.