Mexican cement producer
Four plants are said to have already agreed to the move, but the plants in Alicante and Lloseta (Majorca) have rejected them. In total, the six plants have a workforce of 800 – with the two plants opposing the plan containing a combined 240 employees.
If the Alicante and Lloseta plants continue to snub the plan, CCOO and UGT claim Cemex will turn those factories into selling stores which will operate with a reduced number of employees.
CCOO and UGT also claim that Cemex AIMS at balancing out production and personnel costs by not only reducing salaries of existing staff by 25% but also by reducing by 50% the salary of new appointees, cutting on bonus payments and other benefits.
Meanwhile, new figures show the demand for cement in Spain decreased by 11.2% in October 2013 to 1.003 million tonnes. During the same month of 2012, the consumption of cement was 1.129 million tonnes. According to the sector's association Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España (