Type
Internal restructuring
Country
Portugal
Region
Continente; Norte; Grande Porto
Location of affected unit(s)
Braga
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
2 March 2012
Foreseen end date
30 March 2012

Description

German car component supplierĀ Bosch announced the dismissal of 120 employees at the Braga factory. The job cuts will affect temporary workers, who joined Bosh in 2011. In a press release the company stated that the dismissals are due to the fluctuations in demand for car parts.

The workers' union SITE Norte - Sindicato das Industrias Transformadoras do Norte - have opposed the collective dismissals and stated that the procedure goes against the current employment law. According to the union, the company has introduced a long work shift, which runs from Monday to Wednesday between 11pm and 6am, and Saturday and Sunday between 6am and 5.30pm.Ā 


Sources

  • 2 March 2012: Sol
  • 2 March 2012: agencia Financeira

Citation

Eurofound (2012), Bosch, Internal restructuring in Portugal, factsheet number 73408, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73408.