Type
Internal restructuring
Country
Portugal
Region
Continente;
Location of affected unit(s)
Portugal
Sector
Retail
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Non-Specialised Wholesale Trade
46.9 - Non-specialised wholesale trade

229 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
31 March 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015

Description

Cash and carry chain Makro is to cut some 229 jobs in Portugal, affecting about 19% of its workforce, by the end of the year. In a first phase job cuts will be carried out by means of voluntary departures. The remaining ones will be cut through collective dismissals. The resizing of its ten stores is the main reason for the collective dismissal. Makro management claims it will offer more favourable compensations than the law requires. The company also will create an outplacement programme that will help workers to find a job. Health and life insurance coverage will remain active until the end of the year. This is the company's third collective dismissal in the last six years in Portugal.


Sources

  • 13 March 2015: P├║blico online

Citation

Eurofound (2015), Makro, Internal restructuring in Portugal, factsheet number 78788, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78788.