Updated on Monday, 20 September 2021 – 09:15
The company has conveyed to the unions its intention to start negotiating a temporary employment regulation file due to the possibility that the Government does not extend the ERTE of force majeure
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Iberia has conveyed to the unions its intention to begin negotiating a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) for organizational and production reasons given the possibility that the conversations between the Government and the social agents do not result in an extension of the ERTE of force majeure for the air sector.
As reported by the airline on Monday, the uncertainty about this extension and its conditions, as well as the slowdown in the recovery of trips, have motivated its decision to start negotiations with your unions to apply an ERTE for organizational and productive reasons.
The company has emphasized that this instrument is necessary to be able to continue adjusting its resources to real capacity and to protect employment.
The airline has reported that it continues in capacity levels between 30% and 35% lower than 2019, year prior to the pandemic, mainly due to restrictions on tourism with the United States, Latin America, Japan and China.
“Due to the slow recovery of both long-haul and connecting flights as well as business trips and the prohibitions, restrictions and quarantines in force in many countries to which Iberia flies, the airline considers it essential that the extension of the ERTE force majeure that the Government and social agents are negotiating include the air sector to safeguard the employment of workers in the sector, “he argues.
In any case, and given its need to continue applying adjustment measures, the company has already communicated to the unions its intention to negotiate an ERTE for organizational and production reasons.
The airline has specified that the talks on this ERTE will begin “without prejudice to the decisions that Iberia may adopt regarding ERTEs of force majeure”, once the result of the social dialogue negotiation is known.
Iberia defends that ERTE of force majeure have been a fundamental tool to safeguard employment in worst aviation crisis and they are those that are currently applied to the entire tourism sector in Spain and, at present, those that are also being applied in the company.
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