EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Barcelona; Cataluña; Este
Location of affected unit(s): Barcelona


Sector: Utilities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
36 - Water collection, treatment and supply
Number Employed: 1000
Group: AGBAR

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 203
Planned Job Reductions max: 203
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 203

Additional Information

The AGBAR water supply group has announced a plan to dismiss 203 workers. This has caused work conflicts at the company and the unions are opposed to the move.

Union sources said that no agreement can be reached unless direct dismissals are avoided. They called for compliance with the agreement signed in November 2009, in which the company promised that any situation of labour surplus would be resolved by means of voluntary departues and natural wastage.