The works council wants to hear the latest offer from the management of the Mercedes plant in Vitoria. The meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday and he will not hesitate to press the 'strike button' if he is not convinced by what the managers are putting forward on the negotiating table.
In fact, the nationalist unions, ELA, LAB and ESK have already announced that they will maintain their strike call for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. However, this Monday the CCOO spokesman in the company committee, Roberto Pastor, was somewhat more conciliatory.
In statements to Europa Press, he assured that "just as progress has been made" in some aspects, those responsible for the Alava plant should be willing to take "a leap" in matters related to flexibility in such a way that they can be perceived as " enough" by the staff.
Specifically, it refers to the flexibility proposal that the management has made and that includes the controversial sixth night that has sparked the protests. The company linked these new working conditions to be included in the negotiation of the new agreement, in exchange for ensuring an investment of 1,200 million euros that would guarantee the workload, and therefore, the continuity of the Vitoria plant.
These are conditions that the unions consider "unacceptable" and that have triggered weeks of protests in a way that has not been experienced in the company for a long time. The strike days called at the end of June even managed to stop production. The call for this Wednesday also coincides with a visit by Lendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, to Mercedes' management in Germany to talk, precisely, about the investment for the Vitoria plant.