EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain


Sector: Construction
42 - Civil engineering
Number Employed: 1296
Group: Isolux Corsan

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-09-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 163
Planned Job Reductions max: 163
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 163

Additional Information

The construction company Corsan-Corviam is in the process of applying for a Redundancy Procedure affecting 163 employees (12, 63% of its workforce).

As a consequence, the workers have called for an indefinite strike, which will start on the 3rd of October 2012. According to the unions, the company is offering compensation equal to 25 days per year worked. It is reported that the workers’ unions demand higher compensation because of the profit recorded by the company in the last years. The unions claim that the restructuring is taking place as a result of the recent labour reform in Spain.

Currently, the company and the unions are negotiating the measures.