Major Job Cuts, “Laser man” Prosecution and Successful harvestNews
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Tetra Pak axes 250 employees
The Lund based packaging giant lays of 250 of its 4,000 strong workforce. It is still unclear to the reasons behind this action. Tetra Pak’s director of information Eva Milton claims; “We’re in the process of streamlining our service, therefore we have to be sure to have the right employees.”
These claims are denied by the unions and employees who insist that the company is doing better than ever. It is yet unclear on who the cuts will affect. This action has further reduced the opportunities for employment in Lund, in light of recent layoff at Sony Mobile where 650 employees lost their jobs.
Slowing down Lund’s street’s
Neurosurgeon Poul Kongsted claims that lowering the speed limit by 15-20 kilometers per hour down to 55 kph will allow the Lund region to reach zero fatalities on the road. At this speed the occupants of the vehicle will survive a collision. Furthermore it will also contribute in reducing hospital and rehabilitation costs, small changes that can go a long way.
Prosecution demands lifetime for Mang
Peter Mangs, dubbed the new “laser man” following a series of shootings of racial motivation between 2003 and 2010, is now back in Malmö for the final part of his trial, which has lasted for 133 hours. A suitable sentence is in the process of being drawn up, however questions are still being asked about his mental health, that continues to cloud the overall verdict. This will be given in the middle of October.
Continued success of harvest festival
Amongst the rows of pumpkins, apples and beanstalks, Lund park has for the second year running hosted a harvest festival in a celebration of sustainable living and redefining the term ‘local produce’.
Opening for many a new perspective when it comes to food habits, it’s a project that has gained momentum over the last year with projects such as the city plant beds and the revitalisation of the Brunnshög municipality.
Nation going underground
Östgöta nation in central Lund wants to move its function locales underground to minimise sound pollution from the club. Due to the nation having such a central location, this has been on the top of agenda for some time. The aim to is dig into the central courtyard to allocate for the desired space. However, its an area of cultural significance so archeological investigations have to be performed before the next step can be taken.