Internal restructuring
Comunidad de Madrid;
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Civil Engineering
42.99 - Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c.

160 - 400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 May 2018
Foreseen end date
6 June 2018


Spanish construction company OHL is holding a meeting this week with unions to officially inform them of their dismissal plan, which could affect up to 400 people working at the company's headquarters in Madrid. The causes of this collective dismissal are economic, productive and organizational. The company called workers representatives for a meeting on May 9 to deliver the documentation of the process and start the mandatory thirty-days consultation period.

This staff reduction proposal comes after the company carried out another adjustment in 2017 that affected 457 workers.

Update 10/05/2018:OHL communicated to unions that the dismissal would affect 196 workers in its headquarters in Spain, meaning 160 redundancies and 36 internal relocations. Unions consider the measure out of proportion considering that last year the company already implemented a staff reduction.

Update 11/06/2018:OHL has reduced dismissals to a maximum of 140 at its headquarters in Spain. The agreement, reached with unions, is still waiting for the ratification by workers representives of the company. This reduction is finally less than half of the total workforce of 400 employees of this department.


  • 23 April 2018: El periódico
  • : Público
  • 11 May 2018: El Economista
  • 8 June 2018: La Vanguardia


Eurofound (2018), OHL, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 93819, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93819.