Continente; Centro (P); Oeste
Location of affected unit(s)
Caldas da Rainha
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2008
Foreseen end date
30 June 2008


Secla, a Portuguese producer of utility and decorating earthenware, announced the loss of 250 jobs with the closure of its factory in Caldas da Rainha. The job cuts will be implemented by the end of June 2008. The closure is attributed to decline in orders. Most of the workers are aged between 40 and 50 years old and are likely to have difficulties in finding a new job. According to the coordinator of the national trade union in the industry of pottery, cement and construction, there are no delays in the payment of salaries but the company will only be able to pay 50% of the compensation due to the workers who will lose their jobs.


  • 12 June 2008: oeste online


Eurofound (2008), SECLA, Closure in Portugal, factsheet number 66750, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66750.