Uber agrees to an ERE for the 30% of the workforce in Spain

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Uber Spain has reached an agreement with its works council to apply for a record of employment regulation (ERE) that will affect thirty workers of the firm of mobility, around 30% of the workforce of about ninety employees are in the country, according to confirmed sources of the company.

The signature frames the fit in the announced global scale for the whole group, and attributes it to the impact caused by the crisis, mainly during the period of alarm status and confinement at your business, especially the rental vehicle with driver (VTC).

Uber in Spain, after the mandatory negotiation with the employees ‘ representatives, agreement has been reached on the ERE that ensures to have seen “forced” to raise “due to the exceptional situation lived in the last few months”, according to indicated sources of the company with respect to the “difficult decision” after “thank you to all of the affected workers for their commitment and professionalism during his time at the company.”

The adjustment is, therefore realize the impact in Spain of the announcement of the total 6,700 redundancies on a global scale announced last may the company’s ceo, Dara Khosrowshahi, in order to cut costs and minimise the impact of the crisis. As indicated then, the measure would allow the group mobility a savings of about 1,000 million euros.

Uber, which recently appointed the Spanish Anabel Díaz as the new director general of the company for Europe, Middle East and Africa, had until the start of the crisis to Spain as one of the european markets in which it had no intention of continuing to expand, along with Italy and Germany.

In the case of Spain, it currently operates with their service VT C in Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Granada, A Coruña and Bilbao . In addition, it has begun to integrate the taxi on its platform.

The company stopped operating in 2019, with the service of Uber X, the of rental vehicles with driver, in the cities of Barcelona and Valencia after passage of new regulations establishing a time of advance in the hiring of the service.

on A global scale, Uber is present in 10,000 cities across 69 countries on six continents, in which, according to data prior to the crisis, has 103 million active users on its platform and nearly 5 million drivers active at the global level.