Itínere has presented an employment regulation file (ERE) for the entire workforce of 111 workers on the AP-1 Burgos-Armiñón highway before the conclusion on November 30 of the contract for concession of this way of payment and its reversion to the State, as indicated to Europa Press in sources of the company and trade unions.
The group, through Europistas, subsidiary holder of the concession of this highway, has already formally raised to the unions the termination of contracts and has opened the mandatory consultation period, as detailed by UGT.
The adjustment arises despite the fact that Ministry of development He assured that the reversion to the State of the toll roads that expire his term of concession would not mean job losses, given that his workers will be subrogated in the new conservation contracts that are established to maintain the roads.
However, in this case, according to UGT, the Department has not addressed the public tender to select a company that is responsible for maintaining the AP-1 once a month is integrated into the state network. Sources of the concessionaire company consulted by Europa Press limited themselves to confirming the presentation of the ERE.
"The situation generated is an authentic absurdity, not only for the workers, but also for all the users of the highway, given that we still do not know how or who will take charge of the conservation and safety of the highway, nor of its winter viability ", denounces the union.
In his first speech at the Congress, the Minister of Development, José Luis Ábalos, indicated that, with the reversal of the highways, the Ministry would carry out a 'due diligence', a preliminary study on the state of the infrastructure, in order to determine the actions that the concessionaire must carry out to ensure that it is delivered in an appropriate state and, subsequently, it will articulate the corresponding contract of integral conservation of the road.
Therefore, the Federation of Services, Mobility and Consumption of UGT has called the workers of the highway to second a schedule of partial stoppages every Friday and Sunday that of next November, the last one of the concession contract of the road .
Thus, the stoppages will coincide with the operations of departure and entry of the weekends of next month, although they would not affect the festive bridge of Todos los Santos. In particular, work stoppages are scheduled between 14.00 and 22.00 hours every Friday from November 9, and between 12.00 noon on every Sunday from November 11.
With these mobilizations, UGT claims the maintenance of employment in this and the rest of the country's highways, which employ a total of 1,300 workers. "The current lack of definition of the country's highway model and its economic sustainability can not result in the disappearance of a single job," says the union.