Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
55.1 - Hotels and similar accommodation

377 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
2 October 2013
Foreseen end date


Spanish-based hotel chain NH Hoteles plans to dismiss 646 employees. The measure will mainly affect the cleaning and maintenance services staff. The company has announced its plan to outsource those services in the future. The Unions have called for a strike on the 11th of April in protest against the measure. In order to achieve an agreement, the company has proposed to negotiate with the outsourcing companies the hiring of the dismissed workers. Nevertheless, the union has rejected the offer.

Updated, 07/10/2013

As announced, the job reduction measure refers to 377 job cuts following the decision of the SIMA (Interconfederal Service of Mediation and Arbitration).

According to the sources, 90 % of the dismissed workers will be hired by other companies and will receive compensation by dismissal equal to 25 days per year worked up to a maximum of 15 months. The rest of the workers will receive compensation by dismissal equal to 30 days per year worked up to a maximum of 18 months. 


  • 2 April 2013: Cinco Días
  • 7 October 2013: Europapress


Eurofound (2013), NH Hoteles, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 75176, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75176.