EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aernova

Company/Organisation:
Aernova

Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Álava; País Vasco; Noreste
Location of affected unit(s): Berantevilla

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Group: Aernova

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-10-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 154
Planned Job Reductions max: 154
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Aernnova, a multinational company specialized in the manufacture of aerospace components, has announced its intention of implementing a dismissal plan affecting between 130 and 150 employees in its plant in Berantevilla (Álava). The company has already communicated this decision to the working committee. Negotiations on the measure will start in the following weeks. At this early stage, the trade union that has majority within the working committee, ELA, has stated that negotiations will be hard and that the trade union will “activate all the mechanisms at its disposal in order to stop the dismissals”. They argue that the company is viable and is not facing economic problems. They have also called on the regional government to intervene.

Update 17/11/2015: Aernnova will finally withdraw the labour adjustment plan proposed that was supposed to affect 130 workers. The Basque Country government has strongly criticized the measure since the company had announced investments and job creation in its plant located in another Spanish city (Toledo). The company has not explained or justified the withdrawal of the measure yet.

Update: 2/02/2015: After two months of uncertainty, the Company Aernova has announced to workers that it will restart activities at the plant in Berantevilla (Toledo). However, it has communicated that it is necessary to dismiss around 154 workers, preferably, by means of voluntary redundancies, early retirements and relocations. With this plan the company aims to improve competitiveness in the long term. It also expects to improve productivity by introducing automation process. The company wants to implement the plan immediately but progressively.