Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Martorelles (Vallés Oriental)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

204 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Domar, a company that produces washing machines, announced on 18 May 2006 the initiation of a redundancy procedure that would affect 86 out of 329 of its employees. These 86 employees represented 26% of the staff of the unit that the company has in Martorelles (Barcelona).

In 2004 the company and the employees negotiated with the aim to avoid the closure. The employees accepted then a wage freeze along with working longer hours.

On 6 June 2006 Domar presented its suspension of payments and announced 100 dismissals (31% of the staff of the Barcelona unit), instead of the 86 it had previously announced (18 May 2006).

The company announced on 5 July 2006 that there will be 204 employees dismissed instead of 100.

The employees are on strike since 5 September 2006 and have set up camping tents in the surroundings of the company. They will keep the tent there throughout the month of September if an agreement with the company is not reached.


  • 6 September 2006: El País
  • 5 September 2006: El País
  • 17 May 2006: El País
  • 7 June 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), Domar, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 63499, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63499.