Teva to Lay Off 200 from Malta Plants

Nov 29, 2016

MaltaToday

Teva Pharmaceutical will be laying off 175 workers and 35 workers, respectively, from its Bulebel plant and Hal Far plants before the end of 2017.

The layoffs in the Southern European island country -- a result of its European restructuring following the Actavis Generics buy -- will affect operators, lab analysts, IT experts and human resources.

Malta's minister for employment, Evarist Bartolo, had hard words for the company, whom he accused of insensitiveness and with lack of regard towards the workers. “Workers should not be treated as factors of production but as persons with their own families,” Bartolo told MaltaToday.