Zegona proposes to put off nearly 1,200 Vodafone workers, greater than a 3rd of the workforce | EUROtoday

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Zegona, the brand new proprietor of Vodafone Spain, has knowledgeable the unions of the implementation of a collective dismissal that will have an effect on nearly 1,200 group workers.

The new proprietor, who has not been in cost for even two weeks, had already warned that there could be a employees reduce and justified it by the group's financial state of affairs. “It is the only way to guarantee the viability and competitiveness of the company in the future,” says the corporate.

Following the switch of round 300 workers to the Vodafone group, The present affected workforce stands at 3,268 staff, so the layoffs might have an effect on greater than a 3rd of the overall, round 36%. This would go away the telecommunications operator with round 2,000 workers, a dimension much like MsMvil earlier than the merger and with which the brand new homeowners need to be on par in technique.

Unlike the merger between MsMvil and Orange, the Government didn’t put employment upkeep situations on the acquisition given the declared intentions of the British firm to desert the market.

The firm states in its assertion that it’ll have a “dialogue” perspective with the employees' illustration, with whom it met final week with out telling them whether or not or not it meant to undertake a process of those traits.

Its about ninth ERE suffered by the Vodafone Spain employees to date this century. The final was in 2021 when its personal shops have been closed and 442 voluntary departures have been agreed.

However, it is a normal development, because of the weak spot of the market, and which has been systematically denounced by unions, who’re calling for a regulatory change that ought to happen on the European stage.

From UGT, the “inaction” of the Administration has been criticized and the corporate's administration has been blamed for its lack of “strategic vision.” “Now Zegona decides to repeat a failed model. Reduce and punish the workforce for the sake of a supposed future improvement in the company's position in the market,” say the union, which goals to attenuate the affect of the collective dismissal.

After the announcement, the negotiation desk have to be established inside 15 days from which a clock is activated to agree on an ERE with settlement between the authorized illustration and the corporate.