Location of affected unit(s)
Aragon and Catalonia
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.54 - Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

198 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Spanish domestic appliances retail chain Unecsa has presented a workforce adjustment plan affecting 181 of its 210 workers. This was announced two months after the firm went into administration. Negotiations with the unions on redundancy compensation will start soon.

In addition to the job cuts, the firm has closed 13 of its 26 stores (one in Aragon and 12 in Catalonia). According to sector sources, the firm's problems started with the acquisition 19 sales outlets of Agrupacion Bazar El Regalo in April 2010 (with 70 staff). Against expectations, the outlets did not generate much profits.

UPDATE 09.03.2012: Unecsa will close down the remaining stores, keeping on only 12 or its 210 workers according to an approved labour force adjustment plan. It has been decided that redundant workers will be paid 20 days of salary per year worked. The workers will be able to apply to the Salary Guarantee Fund (Fogasa).


  • 24 January 2012: Expansión
  • 9 March 2012: Expansión


Eurofound (2012), Unecsa, Bankruptcy in Spain, factsheet number 73352, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73352.