Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

895 - 955 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Iberia is going to implement an employment adjustment plan that will affect 955 workers. The company plans to implement the measure through voluntary dismissals. The airline has notified the working committees of the different professional groups of its restructuring plan with a view to start a negotiation process. Employees’ representatives will have one week since the notification to set up the bargaining commission. The company has not specified the professional groups to be affected by the measure yet. However, the director of Iberia has already informed that the maintenance area and the central offices will be the areas most affected. In the last years, Iberia has dismissed more than 5000 workers (see 2012, 2014, 2016).

Update: 25/08/2017

Iberia has notified the trade unions of its intention to implement an employment adjustment that will affect 895 workers: 715 ground workers, 170 crew workers and 70 pilots. The company aims to implement dismissals on a voluntary basis through early retirement schemes, voluntary departures and relocations. The company has shared this information with the bargaining commission representing the workers during the first meeting of the negotiation process. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 August. At that meeting, trade unions will be able to present their proposals on the basis of the information provided by the company. The negotiation process will last one month. Overall, the different trade unions represented at the bargaining table agree on the need to guarantee that dismissals are implemented on a voluntary basis.


  • 17 August 2017: ok Diario
  • 18 August 2017: La Rioja
  • 25 August 2017: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2017), Iberia, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 91728, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91728.