In a brief but forceful statement, the company states that “the hypermarket was below expectations, due to the progressive unemployment and lack of attractiveness of the shopping center in which it is located”. Likewise, Carrefour assures that “it offers the maintenance of the jobs of its collaborators, without any modification of the working conditions”.
Comisiones Obreras indicates that “for the first time in Carrefour Hypermarkets, Spain will proceed to the definitive cessation of activity of a work centre”. From the union say that “we have the obligation to ensure the best possible conditions within the negotiation to be held within the framework of the negotiating committee of the workplace, through direct advice from both our Federation of Services, and our Executive State in Carrefour, accompanying at all times the delegates of the center, also expressing our rejection of any type of cessation of activity.
The threat of closure by the group has been planned for at least three years, when Carrefour bought Eroski hypermarket in the Berceo Shopping Center, just four kilometres away from Las Cañas. The transaction, which involved a sale of 36 centers for 205 million euros, obtained the approval of the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) and provided for the maintenance of all jobs.