Bad news for the template Airbus. It seemed that the company was going to “endure” the pull in the midst of the coronavirus, but the company has communicated its intention to initiate a procedure for suspension of contracts and reduction of working hours “for objective reasons related to Covid-19”. These measures will affect the workforce of the Getafe (Madrid), Illescas (Toledo) and Puerto Real (Cádiz) work centers.
Bad news for the template Airbus. It seemed like the company was going to ‘endure’ the pull in the midst of the crisis coronavirus, but the company has communicated its intention to initiate a procedure for suspension of contracts and reduction of working hours “for objective causes related to Covid-19”. These measures will affect the workforce of the Getafe (Madrid), Illescas (Toledo) and Puerto Real (Cádiz) work centers.
The company has referred the company committee of the Getafe work center and its union sections a statement, to which Europa Press has had access, in which it states its intention to undertake cuts in the face of the impact of the coronavirus, in accordance with the provisions of article 23.10 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, of extraordinary urgent measures to face the economic and social impact of the coronavirus.
Said file will affect workers in all work centers of the Airbus Operations division (Getafe, Illescas and Puerto Real), which is in charge of the civil branch in the manufacture of aircraft.
By affecting more than one workplace, and in accordance with the provisions of the status of workers, the intervention as interlocutors in the negotiation of the aforementioned procedure for suspension of contracts and reduction of hours will correspond “to the union sections when they so agree, provided that they have the majority representation in the works committees or among the staff delegates of the affected work centers, in which case they will represent all workers in the affected centers. “
This measure comes after the CEO of Airbus, Guillaume Faury, warn the staff of cash problems and the need to make quick cuts to adapt to the situation and to guarantee the survival of the company.
“We are bleeding cash at an unprecedented rate, threatening the existence of our company,” admitted Faury. “We must act urgently to reduce our cash outflow, restore our financial balance and, finally, to regain control of our destiny, “he added.
The manufacturer has already cut a third of its aircraft production from the Covid-19’s pre-crisis manufacturing pace. “to adapt to the new market due to the coronavirus “. The aeronautical consortiumor received 290 orders and made 122 aircraft deliveries in the first quarter of the year, of which 21 orders and 36 deliveries were carried out in March, despite having to shut down the plants in Spain and France for four days to implement preventive measures against the pandemic.