Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines

2,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


The ADIF Consortium is one of the two companies in which the government divided the Renfe Consortium after the liberalization of the railways sector. On 28 January 2006, ADIF presented a job reduction plan concerning the loss of 2,500 jobs. Management announced that 2,100 of the affected employees will be offered early retirement. Negotiations are to be held with labour representatives within the next 15 days in order to reach an agreement. The cuts are expected to take place by the end of 2009. In April 2007 ADIF announced that it had received public funds for the construction and modernisation of railways up until 2010. The contract with the public administration will involve an Employment Restructuring Programme in order to help the company obtain profits from 2008 onwards. As announced in 2006, this plan will affect 2,500 employees by the end of 2010.


  • 13 April 2007: Cinco Días
  • 28 January 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), ADIF, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 62859, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62859.