D-hub that must replace Nissan and the unions reached an agreement this Thursday to hire 606 people from February 1, 2024.
The deal comes after weeks of trying to find a solution for workers who would be left without income when their unemployment ends and while the center has yet to determine what workload the new multi-brand plant will have.
The center operated by QEV and Btech, which had proposed to pay SMI, has agreed to pay a total of 1,575 euros per month in 12 payments. The contracts will be divided between regular and training contracts. From October 1, all workers will start receiving what was agreed in the ERO agreement, the salary set by the steel agreement plus 20%, according to the CCOO.
On the other hand, it has been decided that 330 people who have followed Confocat’s training in recent months will receive a financial compensation of 450 euros to recognize the “effort” they have made. Instead, the second phase of training has been suspended and employees who have not taken the course will be directly hired from February 1 for these training contracts.
In the staff meeting, the CCOO has explained that an agreement has been made to find a solution to the delays that are dragging the production plans of the hub operated by QEV and Btech. The agreement sought to find employment in this “complex” situation. “There are 606 contracts without removing a single vehicle from the line and because the administration is behind it, guaranteeing employment,” said Roberto Carlos Pacheco, CCOO spokesman of the new company.
The agreement includes two types of contracts, regular and training contracts. The regular one will be for 276 workers. The rest, about 330, will have a contract that will include a 10-week training. All workers will be paid the same (18,900 euros per year) because those who sign a regular contract will work fewer hours than those in training, who will work 8 hours a day.
While waiting for the workload to be determined, union representatives have said that between 20 and 40 jobs are expected for the assembly of cargo vehicles from China that “have many quality problems”.