Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

143 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
25 October 2014
Foreseen end date
28 February 2015


Spanish firm, Sirta, which operates restaurants within Makro shopping centres, has announced its intention to close its restaurants in Spain and to dismiss 150 workers. The firm will close 17 out of its 18 establishments. It will keep open the restaurant located in Alcobendas. According to the trade union CCOO, the management of the firm rejects to negotiate with the workers’ committee and it justifies the measure due to drop in sales and accumulated losses.

Updated, 20/10/2014: As reported, the company has achieved an agreement with workers over a labour force adjustment plan that reduces the number of the dismissals from 150 to 143. The redundancies will be made between 25 October 2014 and 28 February 2015


  • 20 October 2014: El País
  • 24 September 2014: Expansión


Eurofound (2014), Sirta, Closure in Spain, factsheet number 77595, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77595.