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Nissan expects the number of workers at the Avila plant to remain stable until 2019

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The company expects factory employment levels to remain at similar levels until the end of NT400 production in 2019.

Nissan management expects job levels for the Avila factory to remain stable until 2019, according to a press release sent to Europa Press.

The multinational company has held the second meeting with the Company Committee on the premises of the Regional Labor Relations Service (SERLA) on Tuesday to agree on the necessary conditions that would turn the plant into a spare parts center for the Renault- Nissan.

As of today, and taking into account market circumstances, management expects that the plant’s employment levels will remain at similar levels until the end of NT400 production in 2019.

From that date, it should be borne in mind that the spare parts center would require until 2024 to reach full employment.

In this sense, “as long as market conditions allow,” Nissan forecasts gradual increases in the volume of the workforce distributed as follows: from September 2019, 200-250 employees; Year 2021, 250-300 employees; Year 2022, 300-350 employees, and year 2023, 350-400 employees.

For the period between 2020 and 2023, in addition to the mobility to the Renault plant in Valladolid, the company proposes other measures to manage the surplus of staff and ensures that its intention is “to recover the current levels of employment of the plant as soon as possible “.

“At the moment, additional projects and activities are being analyzed that would allow to locate a greater volume of work in the plant of Avila and, consequently, a greater volume of workforce.Also, it was recalled the offer of employment within the operations of the Alliance To all the employees of the plant of Ávila “, underlines the automobile company.

At the meeting on Tuesday it was agreed to hold the next meeting in the SERLA with the aim of progressing satisfactorily.

The Board hopes “to reach an agreement within the deadline established until June 14, given the progress that has been made in the meetings today and last May 31st.”

The next meeting with the Works Council will take place on Thursday 8 June.

POR Europa Press – EXPANSION – 06/07/2017 (Translation Soft)

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