On the 22nd December the Labour Authorities have approved the temporal reduction of the working contracts, up to 50%, in the Campo de Gibraltar Factory for the period comprised between 1st January and 30th April.
The company request and the negotiation basis had been previously supported by approximately 75% of the votes of the Factory workers enquired by the Works Committee.
The measure, which will affect 1754 people out of a whole of 2293, is the extension of a similar measure in force during 2009, although, in fact, the number or worked hours during the elapsed period have been widely higher than the minimum authorised of 50%.
Staff reductions have not been requested, like the proceedings in force during year 2009, because there is trust in a market recovery.
Likewise, the subsidiary ROLDAN, S.A. located in Ponferrada has obtained the authorisation for a similar measure, although is validity will be extended until the end of 2010.