Indra plans to create a negotiating commission to carry out a temporary procedure for suspension of contracts and reduction of working hours.
This is reflected in a statement made by the company’s president, Fernando Abril-Martorell, addressed to the company’s workers, in which he begins by highlighting “the current extraordinary moment” due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the state of alarm .
For this reason, Abril-Martorell highlights the changes made in the last two weeks by Indra to protect the health of workers and make work more flexible in order to reconcile, highlighting that “they are enabling us to meet our service commitments with customers and the maintenance of the productive capacity”. Likewise, the President of Indra underlines the “extraordinary” response of the workers to the situation.
However, it points out that the measures taken by the authorities in all countries to face the Covid-19 are impacting the fall in demand, as well as in production closings, and that currently there is global economic uncertainty that is affecting “to many of our customers and, as a logical consequence, to us too.
“We began to experience declines in demand for our products and services in some areas, the inability to complete projects abroad due to border closings, sine die delays in the ability to pass FAT (factory acceptance) and SAT tests ( acceptance in the field), which prevents us from certifying, charging, etc, “the statement said, adding that” logically, our commercial activity has been drastically reduced. ”
Consequently, the president explains, the company has requested the representation of the company’s workers in Spain “the creation of a negotiating commission for a temporary procedure of suspension of contracts and reduction of working hours together with other complementary measures to complete the needs adjustment of productive capacity and consequent savings that we currently estimate to later maintain the capabilities of the company and mitigate as far as possible the serious economic effects derived from this situation. ”
In any case, the president of the company concludes by stressing that “this situation will be temporary and, although there is uncertainty as to when the recovery will begin and at what rate it will occur, we are convinced that this recovery will come and, To be prepared for that moment, it is essential to maintain the employment and capabilities that we have at Indra and that so much investment and effort have cost us to generate in order to continue to be oriented to growth in the future. “