Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Santa Perpétua
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

390 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


French railway locomotive manufacturer Alstom has announced its intention to cut 1,380 jobs in Germany, Spain and Italy. 400 jobs will be lost at the Spanish plant located in Santa Perpètua (Barcelona). This announcement was made at the European Working Committee.The job losses are blamed on the decline in orders (especially from the public sector) in the three countries affected by the restructuring.

Update 24-06-2011

Alstom, the transport company, has dismissed 390 employees at its plant in Santa Perpétua (Barcelona), corresponding to 43% of total staff employed. The French multinational justified the measure by the decrease in demand, while the unions see it unacceptable and have called for a strike. It is the second Redundancy Procedure that the enterprise has announced this year.


  • 24 June 2011: Expansión
  • 22 March 2011: El País


Eurofound (2011), Alstom, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 71789, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71789.