Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61.20 - Wireless telecommunications activities

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 May 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2021
Foreseen end date
28 February 2022


The Spanish subsidiary of the French telecommunications multinational Orange announced an employment adjustment plan implying the collective dismissal of 485 employees. In Spain, the operator has to continue investing in its fixed and mobile networks, but it is faced with strong competition on prices.

After France, Spain is Orange's second market.

Updated, 20/06/2021: Company and unions have held meetings to negotiate the terms of this plan, which have finally reached a pre-agreement to reduce the adjustment to 400 workers (12.5% ​​of the workforce). Likewise, the pre-agreement establishes a progressive scale depending on the salary to establish the compensation for each affected worker.

The UGT union assures that the agreement is positive because the dismissals will be voluntary and improves the conditions agreed in the last collective dismissal plan in 2016.  



Eurofound (2021), Orange, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 104960, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104960.