The Generalitat rejects the Freixenet ERTE as a result of drought for greater than 600 staff | EUROtoday

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The Generalitat of Catalua has rejected the short-term employment regulation file (ERTE) resulting from causes of power majeure ash tree (Spanish subsidiary of the German group Henkell Freixenet) introduced per week in the past and affected a most of 615 staff, nearly 80% of the workforce of the group owned by the German multinational Henkell and the Ferrer household.

The Department of Business and Labor of the Government of Pere Aragons concludes that “the causes that justify force majeure do not exist”, as superior as we speak The newspaper. The documentation offered by the corporate justified the requested measure as a result of impression of the following within the manufacturing of cava. ash tree It is estimated that water shortage will lower its productive capability by 30%. The Minister of the Generalitat factors out that “it is not a sudden event” as a result of “Catalonia has been suffering from drought for more than three years.”

In its response, the Catalan Executive factors out that the corporate has different mechanisms to undertake a reorganization of employment, such because the so-called PEA ETOP (acronyms that correspond to “economic, technical, organizational or production” causes).

Through a press release, ash tree It factors out that “the reason for the request is still valid” and factors out that “the serious lack of grapes and base wine for the production of cava leads to a massive reduction of work in the production processes.” In current days, the unions had rejected the PEA they usually urge the Cavista enterprise group to search for options that aren’t dangerous to staff.

Regulatory Council of the DO Cava

After the presentation of the PEAthe final secretary of Agrarian Resources and Food Security of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fernando Mirandaintroduced final week the Government's intention to satisfy with the administration of ash tree and with him Regulatory Council of the Cava Denomination of Origin to hunt options and decrease the impression on the workforce of the proposed measure.

Less than two weeks in the past, Henkell Freixenetthe subsidiary of German group Oetker who controls half of ash treeregister a web bill of 1,230 million euros (excluding particular taxes) in 2023, which represented a rise of 4.1% in comparison with the earlier yr (1,181 million).

Already in that presentation of final yr's outcomes steadiness, the corporate warned concerning the results of the drought. The co-director basic of Henkell Freixenet and vice chairman of the group ash tree, Pere Ferrermentioned that they confronted this 2024 “with concern” resulting from “the uncertainty due to the lack of grape material derived from the severe drought since 2021 and with special impact in 2023 in the region of Peneds“.


In July 2018, Henkellsubsidiary of glowing wines, wine and spirits Oetker Grouppurchased 50.7% of the shares of ash tree. He holding of German drinks turned generally known as Henkell Freixenet beginning in 2019 after the settlement with the Spanish model.