The energy transition “has put Asturian industry on the ropes.” This is what the representatives of the workers’ unions of the sector in the Principality consider. CCOO and UGT reactivated last week a mobilization process that would begin in November 2018. At that time the trigger was the closure of Alcoa (today Alu Ibérica) of its plant in Avilés, but it was not the only one. “The high prices of electricity for the electrointensive companies (large energy consumers) were making us compete in a disadvantageous scenario in the European framework”, explains José Manuel Zapico, general secretary of Comisiones Obreras in Asturias. This situation, according to the union spokesperson, “would cause a lack of investment and the reconversion of an industry that, in turn, has been accelerated by the decarbonization process that the Pedro Sánchez government is carrying out through the Ministry. of Transition “, considers Zapico.
Asturias, at the real estate crossroads: rent increases and more foreclosures despite having the second largest public housing stock