Internal restructuring
Noreste; Comunidad Foral de Navarra;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.2 - Event catering and other food service activities

127 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2017
Foreseen end date


The company Mediterránea de Catering, specialised in providing food catering services, has dismissed 127 workers who were providing their services in the framework of the contract with the hospital Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Workers have been dismissed once the regional government of Navarra has approved to reintegrate food services provided in the public hospitals within the public administration staff. These services were privatised by the previous government. The measures is being however controversial, as Mediterránea de Catering considers those 127 workers as surrogate staff who should rely on the regional administration. As a result, they are not formally dismissed yet and are not entitled to unemployment benefits. The situation of the workers is being currently discussed in the regional parliament of Navarra.


  • 30 May 2017: Noticias de Navarra
  • 30 June 2017: Navarra.com


Eurofound (2017), Mediterránea de Catering, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 91099, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91099.