Dia reduces the Employment Regulation File (ERE)

The supermarket chain Dia has reduced again the Employment Regulation File (ERE), which would now affect 1,337 employees, 35% lower than the 2,064 workers originally planned, according to the unions.

Since Fetico and UGT have insisted on “minimize” this figure while waiting for the possible sale of stores and the sub-retirement of its employees with the maintenance of employment and working conditions.

In particular, the supermarket chain would have put on sale in the market about 300 establishments spread throughout the national territory, which have aroused the interest of some thirty companies, according to CC.OO.

This was communicated at the meeting held with the company’s management one day after the shareholders meeting of Dia, in which LetterOne, a company controlled by Russian investor Mikhail Fridman and owner of 29% of the chain, was the winner. capital increase of 500 million euros, conditional on the success of the tender offer at 0.67 euros per share and an agreement with the creditor bank.

In this way, both parties have agreed to reduce layoffs from 140 to 55 workers in warehouses (productive logistics part), so that those located in Getafe, Mejorada, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Santiago de Compostela and Miranda de Ebro are no longer affected by ERE, according to Fetico and UGT.

To this is added the resignation of four positions in the headquarters for the realization of new projects and a total of 62 positions distributed in assemblers, cleaning, offices, partial retirements, relief contracts and sections.

From Comisiones Obreras, for their part, they explained that during the meeting the company explained that the result achieved at the meeting does not modify the ‘roadmap’ of the ERE.

“Dia continues without doubts while putting on the table unassuming proposals for CC.OO .. Something really irresponsible, because a process that is being so irregular would be convenient to end in agreement, instead of having to be challenged in court”, the union has warned.