With the intention of promoting good work habits and in which employees are comfortable at all times, there are several meetings that are held so that there are no conflicts of interest and thus respect their rights. This is the case of SEAT S.A that after several weeks of hard negotiations, an agreement has been reached guaranteeing job stability, improve their economic conditions and at the same time prepare the organization for the electrification of the sector.
Last June, the pre-agreement of the company’s 20th collective agreement was reached, which it has been ratified by 11,000 of the affiliated workers. With this action, both the company and employees will not have to worry excessively about their stability and the change and transition towards electric mobility is adapted, with an agreement that will last five years.
The new Collective Agreement includes a solid industrial plan for the company, with the priority of guaranteeing job stability, improving economic conditions for employees and offering a greater flexibility in the organization of work. In addition, the agreement includes a training and qualification program focused on the electric car and new technologies, the most ambitious in the history of SEAT S.A.
From Seat they have admitted that with this agreement the bases are being established to be the reference throughout the planet: “A socially responsible agreement both for employees and to ensure that the company is a sustainable, robust and prepared organization to lead electromobility in Spain and with the ambition to be a global benchmark”.
Matías Carnero, General Secretary of UGT at SEAT S.A. and President of the Intercentre Committee of SEAT S.A., highlighted “that the new collective agreement is balanced and acceptable from the current juncture and taking into account the context of transformation necessary to face electrification. With this agreement the foundations of the ecological transition are laid to guarantee the future of the workers and that the following generations do not have employment problems”.
For his part, Rafael Guerrero, general secretary of CCOO at SEAT, said that “This agreement lays the foundations to govern in an inclusive way the process of transformation towards sustainable mobility. It does so with the future plan, guaranteeing workload for the El Prat factory, promoting the electrification of Martorell, betting on the second electric platform, taking advantage of new business opportunities such as the circular economy project and with the voluntary suspension plan”.