The State Industrial Participation Company (SEPI), Navantia and the six union federations with representation in the naval company today signed the agreement of the Strategic Plan 2018-2022, as well as the first Collective Agreement Intercentros.
The agreement has been supported by 67.4% of the workforce and ratified by the boards of SEPI and Navantia, according to the naval company in a press release.
One of the pillars on which the plan is based includes the rejuvenation of the workforce with 1,658 new employees and a training program.
For its part, early departures will affect some 2,200 people from all centers that reach or exceed 61 years from next January 1 and until December 31, 2022, provided they have a minimum age recognized in the company of five years.
According to Navantia, the company will have the capacity to "retain" those workers who hold key positions for a maximum period of six months to maintain the transfer of knowledge.
In addition, the plan, which has been signed by the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, and the vice president of SEPI, Bartolomé Lora, as well as by the representatives of the trade unions with presence in the company (CCOO, UGT, CSIF, CIG , CAT and MAS) guarantees the continuity of all centers and sets the basis for their transformation.
In fact, it is expected that thanks to this plan the company has greater influence on employment in the geographical areas where it is located as the Ría de Ferrol, Bahía de Cádiz, Dársena de Cartagena and Madrid, where it generates 38,000 direct and induced jobs .
On the other hand, the strategic plan also includes a Commercial and Operations Plan with which it aspires to provide a sufficient workload to all the centers and promotes the internationalization of Navantia.
With regard to the Operational Efficiency Plan, all the company's centers will be modernized, incorporating new technologies and management systems in order to make the "4.0 shipyard" a reality.
After signing, the president of Navantia thanked the efforts of those who participated and said it is a great opportunity to transform, modernize and ensure the future of the company.
For his part, the vice president of SEPI has indicated that a new stage is opening with the obtaining of new orders, the modernization of its facilities and its digital transformation, a new, more flexible and competitive labor framework together with the incorporation of young professionals.
For its part, UGT Fica has described as "historic" the signature of the single agreement and the strategic plan and believes that both agreements will make the group viable and competitive, while allowing the maintenance of all work centers and the homogenization of the working conditions of all workers.