28/06/2021 – 21:12
Renault has informed the workers’ representatives that it will extend until July 14 the days of shutdown at the Palencia and Mounting factories in Valladolid due to the lack of supply of semiconductors.
According to union sources inform Europa Press, Valladolid planned to start its activity on July 8, while in the Palencia factory it would be done four days later, that is, on the 12th of the same month.
In addition, the multinational has explained to the unions that Valladolid will stop on July 30, while in Palencia it will be on the 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th of this month.
From CCOO, Rubén González has shown its “concern” about the situation. The company has signed the Temporary Regulatory File (ERTE) until September 30, but the news on semiconductors “is not positive.” “We have asked the company for a short-term solution because the situation continues to drag on,” explained the general delegate of the CCOO union section at Renault.
The “uncertainty” among the workers, who have been in this situation since last June 21, begins to be remarkable, as well as in the auxiliary companies. At the moment, Renault has transferred that they will continue to “inform promptly” the representatives of the workers and assure that the market “is very changeable.”
Sources of the multinational have recalled that the flexibility measures such as the hourly pool have already been expanded and workers who reach the limit established with the extension (-40 days) can go to ERTE, which the company has requested until September 30 .
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