Next Monday, December 11, Telefónica and the unions will resume the negotiation of the ERE (Employment Regulation File) that the company has proposed to respond to the labor surplus of 5,124 employees that it alleges it has in Spain.
The negotiation is being carried out in three negotiating tables , in each of the three subsidiaries affected by the adjustment: Telefónica España, Telefónica Móviles and Telefónica Soluciones.
The company has announced that the ERE will affect those born in 1968 and previous years and with a minimum seniority of 15 years.
The management will now have to specify the number of workers it wants to do without and the conditions of the departures, as well as the money that this adjustment will cost.
Regarding the schedule for carrying out the layoffs, Telefónica has said that it is expected to take until 2026 , but the unions are considering that the ERE should be completed “at the latest on December 31, 2024.”
Regarding the number of layoffs, worker representatives estimate that it could be between 2,500 and 3,000 , depending on the changes in activity and internalizations that are agreed upon. The unions have asked that the dismissals be voluntary, according to Servimedia.
In parallel to the negotiation of the ERE, the unions UGT, CCOO and Sumados-Fetico are negotiating the new collective agreement of the three linked companies.
UGT has warned that it is “frontally” opposed to “the cuts in rights in both labor and economic matters that the company has proposed at the negotiating table.”
UGT rejects that the company opens the door to forced interprovincial and interisland geographical mobility , by proposing the elimination of the guarantee clause that prevented its forced nature.
Likewise, he criticizes that the company proposes a modification of the current professional classification model, eliminating professional progression based on seniority and proposing another based on differential management and people’s productivity.