EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Location of affected unit(s): Super Sol


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 4500
Group: Maxima Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-05-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 400
Planned Job Reductions max: 404
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Spanish supermarket chain Supersol has reached an agreement with workers representatives about a collective dismissal which affects 294 people and involves 30 store closures (18 stores and 12 fishmongers). The agreed redundancies number reduces by 110 positions the initial proposal which the trade union considered too radical. The company motivates this decision as part of a rescue plan to relaunch the business after several years of financial losses. Employees affected by the plan will receive 28 days' pay per year worked, up to a maximum of 18 months, plus an extra pay out of €500-€1,300 depending on length of service.

3,058 remaining employees will undergo substantial changes in working conditions concerning in particular schedules' modification. The company proposes a reordering of working times in stores, elimination of redundant positions and closure of stores.