Seat and the unions formalize a partial erte until December due to the lack of chips

  • The suspension will affect the entire workforce, which will rotate as the company has to stop its production lines or not

The address of seats and the most representative unions have reached an agreement this Wednesday to register a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) until December due to lack of chips. The scarcity of these materials is forcing the automobile manufacturer to adjust its production in the factory of Martorell and therefore has agreed with CCOO Y UGT a file that allows you to send part of the workforce home as you have to stop your production lines. The conversations to agree on the conditions of the file started last September 2 and this has already been formally registered this Wednesday in the Department of Labor, as confirmed by its sources.

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The erte may affect the 10,310 employees from the factory, although the daily suspension it can be around 450 workers. The exact duration will be 67 non-consecutive days and will last until December 23. From the centrals they do not rule out that, given the repeated problems during the last months of lack of semiconductors, the management may present a new file to them after the vacations of Christmas. At the moment, the one agreed this Wednesday and registered on Labor Department It is the fourth in the last year and a half motivated by the lack of raw materials. The registration of new ertes due to lack of provisions is a burden for the productions shared by almost all manufacturers with centers in Spain, although those with greater ties to Germany -closer to the Ukrainian border and dependent on factories there- are being the most affected.

The manufacturer’s management has agreed with the plants to maintain the working conditions of previous files. The salary of the affected employees will be compensated by the company up to the equivalent of 93%, adding the unemployment benefit and the company’s contribution. Those over 55 years of age or those employees with less than one year of seniority will be excluded from the file, if so requested. The company also maintains the full payment of the four extra payments that have been agreed by agreement. Every Monday and Thursday, the staff will be notified of the suspensions required by the company based on the semiconductor reserves.

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