Venca is planning an ERE for its 155 employees

Venca has announced that it will open a Work Order File (ERE)The will impact the 155 employees of Headquarters of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona). As Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) announced in a statement, this Monday the insolvency administrator informed the commercial court handling the case of his intention to apply the aforementioned ERE.

«Once the relevant official approval is granted, the 30-day consultation period for negotiations with the employees’ legal representatives begins.«says the union in the letter. However, The company is up for auctionso in the event that it finds a buyer, this could mean Possibility of replacing part or all of the staff.

In parallel, CCOO has denounced this Venca took paid leave during these months leading up to the release of the EREwhich will delay the payment of payroll for part of the staff: «Currently, paid leave only benefits the company and harms the employee group.«.

Furthermore, the CCOO union has regretted that “The strategies of many companies not to reinvest part of their profits result in socialization of debts in the event of closure and insecurity for the most vulnerable workforce.«, remembering that it is a template consisting predominantly of women with a high average age, that is, «with difficult professional reintegration«.

This decision comes after Venca filed for voluntary bankruptcy last December due to strong demand.Asian competition» that maintains lower prices and has strong market penetration. At the moment, Venca has a liability of seven million euros.

Since 2017, Venca has been part of a group of directors led by Jordi González himself – they bought the company from the French group 3Suisses International – and has made a number of adjustments in recent years. So, Since 2018, it has reduced its team from 350 to 150 employees and last year it sold its headquarters to logistics company GLP. The online fashion company’s business focuses primarily on catalog sales, but in 2019 it decided to focus on e-commerce and founded its marketplace with a presence in Spain and Portugal.

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