The employment organizing package (ERE) that Ford Spain negotiates with the unions mainly affects the vehicle plant, which About 960 laymen will be expected among the 1,144 raised by the group. The rest of the workers’ jobs will be divided between the engine plant, where more than a hundred will be fired, and the offices in Valencia and Madrid, as Europe Press has learned.
The management of Ford of Spain announced to the unions on Friday that the new ERE that will be applied in the Almussafes (Valencia) factory will affect approximately 1,144 workers, to adjust the size of the workforce to the expected levels of production. Currently, The Valencia factory has nearly 5,900 employees.
Thus, the delegates of the workers were transferred, who were summoned to establish a negotiating commission for ERE Ford of Spain, which consisted of 12 members from Almussafes and one from Madrid. The committee will meet again on March 16 to discuss the matter. and the society and the colleges set a period of 30 days for agreement.
The company, in an internal communication, explained that “Ford is reestablishing its deep-rooted operation in Europe and today it has taken another step by announcing the reduction of its work in Spain.” “We will work constructively with the unions to minimize the impact this policy is about workers, families and the local community,” he said.
UGT, the majority of the union in the Almussafes factory, indicated that the panel “more than a large volume of jobs, which makes it difficult. the agreement that guarantees the voluntary nature of 100% of cases through support policies for retirement and incentives.”
As for himself, STM-intersidiary spokesman Dani Portillo described the number of missions as “dramatic”. “We always expected it to be a lower figure”, he stated, while considering “sadness, because it is going to affect more staff” than expectations are increasing. Production of the S-Max and Galaxy models will cease in April of this year, as the multinational accelerates its plan for the total electrification of its passenger vehicles in 2030 and the entire portfolio in 2035.
Thus the factories of Almussafes It will keep production of the Kuga only; together with the most important force, until the new electric ones were manufactured.
the Almussafes factory has been chosen to produce the new GE2 electric vehicle platform from 2025; decision and workload for the coming years. However, the company’s management has advanced the transformation of production by cutting the workforce, which requires less manpower to manufacture electric vehicles.