EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain


Sector: Information / communication
61.20 - Wireless telecommunications activities
Number Employed: 3200
Group: Vodafone Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-05-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2021
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2022
Other Job Reduction Measures: 400

Additional Information

The Spanish subsidiary of the French telecommunications multinational Orange announced an employment adjustment plan implying the collective dismissal of 485 employees. In Spain, the operator has to continue investing in its fixed and mobile networks, but it is faced with strong competition on prices.

After France, Spain is Orange's second market.

Updated, 20/06/2021: Company and unions have held meetings to negotiate the terms of this plan, which have finally reached a pre-agreement to reduce the adjustment to 400 workers (12.5% ​​of the workforce). Likewise, the pre-agreement establishes a progressive scale depending on the salary to establish the compensation for each affected worker.

The UGT union assures that the agreement is positive because the dismissals will be voluntary and improves the conditions agreed in the last collective dismissal plan in 2016.