Reuters logo
Pfizer says threats to managers force staff lockout at Mumbai factory
August 1, 2014 / 1:58 PM / 3 years ago

Pfizer says threats to managers force staff lockout at Mumbai factory

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pfizer Ltd, the Indian unit of U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc PFE.N, said on Friday it locked out staff at its Mumbai drug factory after some employees tried to disrupt production lines and threatened management.

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

The lockout at the Thane plant, which employs 212 people, would have no impact on the group’s supply of medicines, a Pfizer Ltd spokesman said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

Work would not resume at the factory until it was assured of the safety of all staff, the statement said, without saying why the unrest had occurred. Nor did it give details on the threats or attempts at disruption it had cited.

“There have been multiple incidents of indiscipline, threats to our management personnel as well as attempts to disrupt production lines by certain workmen,” the statement said.

Pfizer Ltd is in the process of merging with Wyeth Ltd, which owns a drug factory in Goa.

Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui; Editing by Louise Ireland

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below