The aeronautical company ITP Aero and the unions CCOO and UGT have reached a pre-agreement for job adjustment which includes the departure of 121 employees from the Biscayan factory in Zamudio with a temporary contract. In addition, 42 early retirements have been agreed, according to union sources.
These early retirements They will be mandatory for those over 58 years old, with a supplement of 85% for salaries below 50,000 euros gross, and 75% for those that exceed that figure.
In total, they will leave the Biscayan factory, the main of the group, 163 employees, compared to management’s initial plans to lay off 194 workers.
The third agreed measure is that a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) will be applied that will affect the entire workforce for the next 14 months, until December 31 of next year, 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.
The ELA union, which has a majority on the committee at the Zamudio plant, has rejected this pre-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 has obtained a hidden hourly pocket with ERTE, which will make the workday 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.