Ford broadcasts an ERE on the Almussafes plant and opens consultations with the unions

Entrance of the Ford Spain manufacturing facility, in Almussafes (Valencia) EUROPA PRESS

The administration of Ford Spain has communicated this Friday to the unions its intention to use a brand new Employment Regulation File (ERE) within the Almussafes (Valencia) manufacturing facility. For this purpose, the corporate opens a session interval and has urged the employees’ representatives to kind a negotiating fee inside per week.

A call that comes after Ford’s announcement to put off 3,800 workers in Europe to create “a lighter and extra aggressive value construction.” A measure that includes the dismissal of two,300 staff in Germany, 1,300 within the United Kingdom and 200 in the remainder of Europe, a primary spherical of layoffs that had not affected the Valencian plant however had affected Madrid.

The Almussafes manufacturing facility was chosen to provide Ford electrical autos in Europe, a call that ensured the workload for the subsequent few years, however the firm had already superior on a couple of event that the transformation of manufacturing would imply resizing the workers as a result of the manufacture of electrical autos requires much less labor.


The Ford workforce in Almussafes is 5,800 staff, 700 of whom are in a long-term non permanent employment regulation file (ERTE) till June 30 as a result of semiconductor provide disaster, the scarcity of parts plus elements such because the invasion of Ukraine or the rise within the incidence of covid in China

UGT, the bulk union within the Valencian plant, was already advancing a number of weeks in the past that it noticed “greater than probably that through the spring of this 12 months” negotiations would start to handle the scenario of the Almussafes workforce, as defined by the final secretary of the Committee of Company and UGT spokesperson at Ford Almussafes, José Luis Parra.