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Friday, March 31, 2023

Ford ERE will affect 960 positions in the vehicle sector and 140 in engines

The ERE for the 1,144 workers who have begun to be treated at Ford Spain will affect some 960 employees of the vehicle plant, 140 engineers, another 20 office workers of the Almussafes plant (Valencia) and around 14 central offices of Ford in Madrid dedicated to sales and sales and distribution according to union sources.

Last Friday, the Council held its first session on the ERE negotiation and this Thursday, March 16, at 10:00 am, it will continue with meetings within a month of negotiation time for the file, which is part of the reduction of the board. A workforce has been established by a multinational in Europe to expand its selection of vehicles.

A “young” squad after 2021 ERE

The UGT union stated that the “more than large volume” of the adjustment “difficult to do” to the agreement, which guarantees the spontaneous account of 100% of cases through accompanying plans for unemployment and incentivized cases.

After the last ERE of the year 2021 when the seniors left the work, Ford Almussafes has a smaller workforce, about 5,800 people, in which no more than 500 employees are over 56 years of age, according to the combination of calculations, so it seems difficult to agree. 100 percent voluntary departures.

In addition, the engine plant, with thousands of jobs and which provides engines in the United States and also manufactures the Kuga hybrid, faces difficulty in the medium term due to the multinational electrification process.

Things get complicated

UGT Ford, the majority in the Almussafes Plant Works Council, says that it is aware that the current situation is not the same as it was two years ago when the last ERE was discussed and therefore the negotiation will be complicated. in the same way as to reduce the impact of the package on the number of people affected.

Now there is a policy adjustment by Ford that announced in Europe 3,800 jobs, 11% of the total work force in this region, as part of its plan to transition to the manufacture of electric electric vehicles exclusively and to close the possible German plant in Saarlouis, the union warns of the current situation.

With regard to the negotiation of the ERE in Spain, the company has announced that it will work with the unions to reduce the impact of the workers, while the UGT warns that the company does not expect to lower the conditions of the previous plans, but to seek the maximum. number of volunteers, while another union, the STM, claims that no traumatic outcome has been agreed.

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