The new cycle that Seat has opened at its Martorell factory has made it possible to recover production to pre-pandemic levels and, also, to hire reinforcement personnel. Seat will hire around 1,200 temporary workers from June to September To increase production and combine work shifts with the rest of the workforce.
The incorporation will be done through contracts with temporary employment agencies (ETT) to cover the vacancies that employee workers will leave between the months of June and September due to their vacations and their absence, according to union leaders Coche Global has been explained. UGT and CCOO.
Delivery of pending orders
Most of the new temporary reinforcement contracts, around 900 workers, will aim to cover the Holiday Corridor, a flexible mechanism through which Seat workers distribute their annual rest between the months of July to September to avoid breaking total production in August. This year, Seat has commissioned this mechanism so that assembly line number two can continue operating in August to produce and deliver orders for the Cupra Formentor and Leon and Seat Leon models.
In addition, about 300 workers contracted with the ETT are laid off to cover absences due to illness or other reasons, according to Matias Carnero, president of the company committee and leader of the UGT. According to Carneiro, among new recruits, it will be demanded that women weigh more.
The Martorell factory has once again recovered production levels and shifts prior to the pandemic, as well as the manufacturing rate, which is now close to 2,200 cars a day, as reported by Rafa Guerrero, secretary general of the CCOO at SEAT. has been explained.
In recent weeks, the Martorell factory has fixed night shifts on line two and has scheduled additional work weekends starting in June.
Increase in sales
However, unions have warned that microchip supply problems still remain, such as the delivery of screens for the Audi A1 model which has been disrupted and which forced the application of several days of stoppage after SEAT abolished ERTE. Is. The unions and the company agreed that the days of inactivity during the quarter would be treated as technical stoppages by SEAT.
Production improvements in recent months have made it possible to increase deliveries of the Seat brand, which increased its registrations by 20% in the first quarter, as explained a few days ago by the manufacturer’s chairman Wayne Griffiths during Automobile Barcelona . show, where they celebrated the production’s return to 2019 levels.