March 9, 2021

The Vestas company committee announces a "good" pre-agreement to apply the ERE of extinction

The Vestas company committee announces a "good" pre-agreement to apply the ERE of extinction



The company committee of the Vestas factory in Villadangos del Páramo (León) has managed to close today a "good" pre-agreement that "substantially improves" the conditions offered by the management at the beginning of the ERE sunset negotiations.

As reported to EFE by the representative of UGT in the Committee, Francisco Romero, among other issues, the agreement establishes that part of the workforce, by virtue of other parameters, can obtain compensation of 67 days per year worked.

Romero has highlighted the improvement that this point represents compared to the 20 days with which the negotiation was opened and which is the minimum that the law sets for an ERE of extinction due to productive causes.

The union leader has insisted that the committee understands that it is the "best possible agreement", although he has stressed that it can not be forgotten that this is an ERE of extinction.

The conditions of the pre-agreement will be presented this afternoon to the assembly workers, who will ultimately decide if they are given the green light.

Romero has described as "hopeful news" the one announced yesterday by the Junta de Castilla y León about the existence of a foreign investor interested in the Leon factory.

"In principle, this is good news, but we will have to wait and see who it is and what concrete plans it has for the plant, especially with regard to jobs," the trade union leader warned.

The output of the workers of the Leon plant will occur between October 8 and December 31 of this year, according to the pre-agreement.

Apart from this prior agreement, the works council has reiterated that it is demonstrated that the reasons for the closure are insufficient and purely economic, and make it clear that the cost of energy influences, which will affect more plants.

He recalled that he has been presenting proposals for the improvement of the León plant for months that were rejected or ignored in a preconceived strategy for the closure of the Villadangos factory.

The central and regional governments demanded that the management of the company give "viability" to this plant with a new industrial plan that "reorient" its production "to market demand", to which we should add the regional aid packages, national and European that Vestas has been receiving in recent years and amounting to 13.5 million.

In this way, the priority objective for the central and regional government consisted in keeping the 362 fixed positions in the Leon plant, which added to the indirect positions, reaches more than 2,000 people.

The nearly 600 workers, between fixed and auxiliary companies dedicated exclusively to provide Vestas, who would be affected maintain a camp before the factory that will maintain until they get a solution to their problem.

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