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Things getting tight for lingerie firm Triumph

Lingerie maker Triumph has put staff at its manufacturing location in Wr Neustadt on short shifts because of the falling demand.

The move will affect around 450 of the 700 staff. The official reason given was the weak market.

Wr. Neustadt is the only location in Austria of the Dessou maker where staff had not been forced into part-time work. It means that all four locations in Austria are now working on short time .

In future workers involved in production and creation need to stay at home although they will still get 90% of their salaries, with part of that salary being covered by the AMS.

The short shifts and part-time work are expected to last six months. Those involved in administration and design and sales will work as normally.

The other three locations at Oberpullendorf, Oberwart and Aspang started short time work in summer. The only location that sees some hope for the future is at Oberwart where a new production technique is due to be started from next year and will need a full-team.

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