Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Barcelona (Zona Franca)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

111 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2008
Employment effect (start)
30 March 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


The car manufacturer Nissan announced on January 4 that it was preparing a dossier for reducing employment which could lead to the dismissal of 450 workers in its unit in Zona Franca Barcelona. The following week, after negotiations and agreement with unions, it qualified the announcement saying that it had extended the period of acceptance of voluntary redundancies until December this year and that so far 111 workers had accepted voluntary redundancy.

Additional information on negotiations between the management and unions and further workforce cuts in car industry is available on the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO).


  • 22 February 2008: Cinco Días
  • 14 April 2008: European Industrial Relations Observatory


Eurofound (2008), Nissan, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 66438, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66438.