Up to 590 workers over 59 years of age may benefit from an incentivized redundancy plan
MADRID, 15 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The plan for the restructuring of the staff of the central and regional administrative services and store support of El Corte Inglés will affect 2,324 workers, of which up to a maximum of 590 who are over 59 years of age will be eligible for incentivized leave, as reported the Intercentre Committee of department stores.
This workforce reorganization plan is based on organizational, technical and production circumstances and, according to the committee in a statement, its main premise is maintaining employment.
The Intercentre Committee has explained that the restructuring of El Corté Inglés will be articulated through articles 40 and 41 of the Workers' Statute, which regulate the geographical mobility of the workforce and the substantial modification of working conditions when there are economic reasons. , technical, organizational or production that justify it.
The group chaired by Marta Álvarez announced this reorganization plan at the end of February, which, according to the company, aims to strengthen the stores, attend to the good evolution of sales and improve customer service and attention.
Specifically, the plan has been designed on two premises: maintaining employment and special treatment for the company's most veteran workers (over 59 years of age), most of whom have long-standing relationships with the company.
El Corte Inglés explained that the "modernization of the processes and systems that the company has implemented in recent months has promoted an optimization of management, which will allow said reduction of central services for the benefit of commercial establishments."
In this way, this reorganization plan provides for the transfer to the stores of professionals from the administrative services of the head office in Madrid, of the regional departments and of other sales support units.
The company chaired by Marta Álvarez intends to agree, coordinate and manage this process with the workers' representatives. In fact, this Tuesday the group opened the negotiation process with the unions, which will last a maximum of 15 days from yesterday.
The Intercentre Committee has highlighted that, within the framework of this negotiation, it will make proposals to reduce the possible impact of this process on those workers who change jobs and will negotiate the conditions of the incentive leave plan to make it "as attractive as possible".