The company in the aeronautical sector ITP Aero, filial de Rolls-Royce, and the unions Comisiones Obreras and UGT have reached a preliminary agreement for the labor adjustment that includes the departure of 121 employees from the Biscayan factory of Zamudio with eventual contract, plus 42 early retirements, union sources reported this Saturday.
These early retirement They will be mandatory for those over 58 years of age, with a supplement of 85% for salaries below 50,000 euros gross, and 75% for those who exceed that figure.
In total, 163 employees will leave the Biscayan factory, the main of the group, compared to the initial plans of the management to do without 194.
The third agreed measure is that a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) will be applied that will affect the entire workforce for 14 months, until December 31, 2021, with a maximum of 45 days of unemployment for each employee. This ERTE will be applied from November 2, provided that the staff ratifies the preliminary agreement in a vote that will take place next Tuesday, reports Efe.
The ELA union, which has a majority in the Zamudio plant committee, has rejected this preliminary agreement because it considers that the company has achieved “more than it wanted at the beginning of the negotiation: it has managed to lighten the workforce and have obtained a hidden time pocket with ERTE, which will make staff hours more flexible “.
For this union, after announcing the largest shareholder, Rolls Royce, its intention to sell ITP SAU, the company seeks to reduce the workforce and reduce labor costs to facilitate its sale.
Madrid, more departures
ITP Aero has pending the departure of another 125 operators at its Ajalvir and Alcobendas plants in Madrid. The company had announced a 15% reorganization for its 4,000-strong workforce in various countries.