ONE THIRD OF GAS GAS WORKFORCE FOR CHOPPING BLOCK
Tension continues to grow at Gas Gas’ headquarters with news that up to one third of employees could face redundancy to save the company.
The announcement came under recent measures issued by company directors outlining guidelines to save the factory.
During intense negotiations with banks, the Girona based manufacture presented a feasibility plan.
Within this document included three cases of employment regulation*.
The first measure is to reduce one third of the workforce, with 26 employees facing the chop.
Next is to conduct temporary unemployment for those that remain by up to 190 days over a two-year period.
The third and final measure is to gradually reduce wages.
Naturally those employed by the Spanish manufacture have hit back with claims that the shareholders refusal to reach an agreement on capital injection is what’s pushing the company into bankruptcy.
On their Facebook page “Gas Gas vol produïr I no morir” (Gas Gas is intended to produce and not die) they issued the following statement:
1) Gas Gas and Ossa are viable and profitable. There is a great demand of motorcycles of both brands, and with the appropriate feasibility plan, to ensure that they can serve all bikes that importers ask for, the company will get profits.
2) After a long negotiation process, the bank has agreed to make a substantial debt relief to ease the viability of the company. To implement this off and resume production, it is necessary that shareholders make a capital contribution.
3) Shareholders, to date, have been unable to reach an agreement to make this capital injection. It seems some of them are using the fact of having the factory stopped as a pressure in their negotiations.
4) The company is in a position of “pre-bankruptcy”.
5) The current management has indicated its intention to make a Layoff, fire a large part of workers and lower the salary to the rest.
For all this, workers of Gas Gas and Ossa want:
1) That the shareholders get to an agreement to finance the company, start again the production and leave the “pre-bankruptcy”.
2) That the conditions of workers don’t get worse.
WE WANT TO WORK, WE BET FOR THE CONTINUITY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR BRANDS, INNOVATIVE, TECHNOLOGICAL AND WITH AN ADDED VALUE.