“We know how to work” in Valladolid and Palencia




The secretary of the CCOO union section at Renault-Spain. Rubén González, has warned this Wednesday that the workers of the Spanish subsidiary have shown that They “know how to work” and have made an effort to carry out industrial plans awarded by the group.

In statements to Efe, the union leader has defended the workers’ commitment to the competitiveness of the company and has affirmed that the negotiating commission of the collective agreement, of which he is a part, is not conditioned by the visit this Thursday of the CEO from the Renault group, Luca De Meo, to the Valladolid and Palencia factories.

Accompanied by the president of Renault Spain, José Vicente de los Mozos, De Meo has visited the factory in Palencia and in Valladolid those of engines, body-assembly and engineering, in addition to holding a meeting with employees.

In a meeting with the press yesterday in Madrid, he warned that the group is going through a difficult situation and has to know “where to put its money and be very sure of the investments it makes.”

«We have ideas, but everything will depend on whether we find the conditions to be able to have competitive products. Renault’s situation, with 7,300 million losses in the first half, is very complicated, “said the executive, who avoided saying what the plans are for Spain until he knew its competitiveness levels.

Asked about these statements, the CCOO leader has criticized that those responsible for the situation are not “precisely” the Renault workers in Spain and has warned that with their work they have been able to cope with the industrial plans that have been assigned to them.

José Vicente de los Mozos assured in the same intervention before the press that the competitiveness improvements achieved in Spain will be decisive in designing the industrial plan in the group’s country (which plans to present its global strategic plan in early 2021).

The five trade union organizations of the diamond brand have agreed on a joint platform that they will present this Thursday to the representation of the company with a view to starting the negotiation of a new collective agreement in this regard. For now, the unions see “Disproportionate, even at this time, the proposal that the firm has sent us”.

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