April 11, 2021

Alcoa appeals to the Supreme Court the annulment of the ERE at the San Cibrao plant


Alcoa has initiated the procedure to appeal to the Supreme Court the recent ruling of the Superior Court of Xustiza de Galicia (TSXG) that cancels the collective dismissal than 524 workers at the San Cibrao aluminum plant, in the municipality of Cervo (Lugo), reports Europa Press.

The Superior Court of Galicia knocks down Alcoa's ERE for "bad faith" of the company in negotiations

The Superior Court of Galicia knocks down Alcoa’s ERE for “bad faith” of the company in the negotiations

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The multinational says that it trusts that the Supreme Court concludes that it acted “in good faith” during the consultation period of the employment regulation file (ERE) with the workers’ representatives. “We carry it out fairly and in accordance with legal requirements,” he insists. He also reiterates that the plant has “significant and permanent structural problems” that make it uncompetitive.

“These difficulties persist and include the lack of a competitive energy framework,” says the company, which criticizes the statute for electro-intensive companies recently approved by the government. It considers that “it will not guarantee a competitive price for energy or solve the recurring financial losses of the aluminum plant.” He also charges against the workers’ strike that began three months ago to protest the intention to close the facilities. The “bad financial situation” has been “aggravated” by this protest, he recriminates.

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