Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Súria y Sallent
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Other Mining And Quarrying
08 - Other mining and quarrying

159 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


The mining company Iberpotash, subsidiary of the Israeli chemical group ICL, announced that it is to cut 159 jobs, which account for 17.6% of a total workforce of 900 at its plants located in Súria and Sallent (Barcelona). The group believes that this adjustment is necessary because of the collapse of its sales of potash - a product used mainly in fertilizers - due to the fall in the demand for fertilizer in the agricultural sector. The unions criticize this move for being "too harsh". Iberpotash proposed to reduce the current six working shifts, seven days a week to three shifts so that, from May onwards, they will only work Monday to Friday in order to reduce the volume of production.



Eurofound (2009), Iberpotash, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 68789, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68789.