The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, together with the Minister of Economy, Industry and Innovation, María Jesús Lorenzana, held a meeting today with the Alcoa management team to evaluate the situation where the plant is located in San Cibrao, after of the company. announced the temporary postponement of the planned investment in these facilities.
In statements to the media at the end of the meeting, Lorenzana asked for “loyal, coordinated and committed” action from all administrations to guarantee the future viability of the Alcoa factory in La Mariña. In that sense, he assured that “the meeting called by the Ministry of Industry for next Friday that Galicia requested last week is very important.” A meeting, he added, where “the role of the State Administration will be fundamental” and its “sensitivity” in expressing specific measures for electro-intensive companies that allow them to avoid the dissolution of companies like to Alcoa, enough.
In this context, the councilor asked for “absolute transparency” from Alcoa and advanced that there is a commitment on their part to meet with the work council to let the workers know what scenario they think for the medium plant that term.
Lorenzana reiterated the “absolute commitment” of the Xunta de Galicia to the factory in San Cibrao and has work throughout the region, but asked for the collaboration of all the administrations involved. “We all have to fight so that the condition of the plant improves and we have an agenda for 2024 where the investment commitments signed in 2021 and reconsidered in February of this year will continue,” he said.