Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Specialised Construction Activities
Specialised Construction Activities
43.99 - Other specialised construction activities n.e.c.

627 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 July 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The company Global Energy Services (GES), specialised in construction and maintenance services within the wind and solar energy industry, has applied for a redundancy plan affecting 627 employees in Spain. According to the source, the company will close all the local branches in Spain except the central offices located in Bilbao. The distribution of the dismissals in the cities may be as follows: Madrid (219), Coruña (61), Zaragoza (46), Bilbao (38), Cádiz (20), Valladolid (19), Valencia (19), León (10), Albacete (8), Tarragona (7) and Huelva (6). Besides, the subsidiary company Siemsa Industria will dismiss 131 employees.

The union CCOO rejects the measure. They have denounces that two weeks before presenting the redundancy plan, the company was hiring new staff. 

Update:  2-08-2014

The management of Global Energy Services (GES) and the unions CCOO and UGT have signed an agreement that reduces the number of dismissals from 627 to 290. The agreement has been ratified by all the workers in a referendum. The agreement achieved contemplates also an increase of the severance pay from 20 days to 31 days per year worked without any limitation in terms of months. 


  • 2 August 2014: ABC
  • 3 July 2014: La Vanguardia


Eurofound (2014), Global Energy Services, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 77290, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77290.