Burberry closed one of its subsidiaries in Spain and lay off 300 employees.
Barcelona, February 17 .- The textile group Burberry has announced today the closing of the offices of its subsidiary Burberry Barcelona Spain, responsible for the distribution of the Spanish collection, which will mean laying off about 300 workers, somewhat more than 35 percent of the total workforce.
The works council has already expressed its "rejection front" at the end of this work center, located in Lima street of, mortal gold, Barcelona, in the neighborhood of Bon Pastor, and has threatened to mobilize in dnse of jobs.
The announced closure of the offices has surprised the unions, but the head of Human Resources of the firm, Pere Cortes, took months holding meetings with various trade union and legal responsibility, preparing to close the group in Spain, as explained to , darkfall gold for sale, sources familiar with these contacts.
It so happens that this new ERE comes less than a year after they agreed with the unions Burberry laying off another 230 workers, making a total of 530 people there will be omitted.
British multinational company, which intends to present this new record tomorrow redundancy (ERE) to the, ffxiv gil, Department of Labor, has explained in a statement that the serious crisis in Spain and the gradual fall of sales, which will translate into lost in this and subsequent exercises, prevents him from keeping Burberry Spain, one of two Spanish subsidiaries.
For historical reasons, Spain is an exception in the organizational structure of the group and had been developing in recent years their own fashion collections for men and women, designed exclusively for marketing in the Spanish market.
Sales "are currently too low to cover costs associated with these collections," according to Burberry, which from the Spring / Summer 2011 collection will circulate in Spain international.
This will involve the closure of the offices of Burberry USA, a subsidiary which employs 757 people, 300 of them at headquarters, as the group is based in Barcelona.
The other subsidiary of the Company in Spain Spain is Burberry Retail, which employs a hundred other people in stores and 'outlets' (shops selling clothing from previous seasons) of the mark.
According to the company, sales in retail and multi-channel in Spain in the 2008/2009 financial year amounted to about 167 million euros.
In the first six months of 2009/2010, sales in the country have dropped by 37% over the same period last year.
Despite the drastic reduction in the workforce the company says that "Spain remains a key market for the group" and that it will have "a strong presence in the country."
Shortly after hearing the news, the Labour Councillor, Mar Serna, said that the Government will work until the last moment to keep jobs at Burberry or, at least for the ERE is less than what was announced today.
Serna did not hide his "concern" for this new ERE, considering that only a few months ago and there were more than 200 layoffs at the company.
Following the presentation of the ERE to work, and unions initiate a consultation period to try to agree terms for the implementation oflayoffs. Failure to reach any agreement, will the Government to decide on the matter.
At December 31, 2009, the multinational Burberry, founded in 1856, had 127 owned stores, 255 concessions, 47 'outlets', and sold 96 franchises across the Internet in 25 countries.