Domum demands that the Generalitat enter the Nylstar shareholding to save jobs

Domum demands that the Generalitat enter the Nylstar shareholding to save jobs

The Domum union claims to the Generalitat that enter the shareholding of the textile Nylstar of Blanes (Selva) by refloat the company i save the jobs. It assures that, as the committee maintains, convert the debt into shares that the company has with the Generalitat for the loans it has not returned is “the most solid guarantee” to ensure the viability of the factory. The union has sent a letter to the company councillor, Roger Torrent, where he says that the reindustrialization is “the only way” to maintain the template i go through the checkout process in which the textile is immersed, which Domum sees as the direct consequence of the “wrong bet” that the shareholder made when he change the business model (betting on specialized threads).

Domum Sindicat Social is one of the three that are part of cNylstar company omitted (together with CCOO and the UGT). Its general secretary, Gabriel Tejada, has sent one letter to the Ministry of Business demanding that the Generalitat “study the possibility” of entering the shareholding of the textile industry. As the letter emphasizes, this is, for now, “the most solid guarantee” to ensure the viability of the factory and preserve the 80 jobs.

Aligning with the request already made by the Nylstar committee, the Domum union recalls that the textile “incur debts” with the Generalitat, for the credits that were granted to it and that it did not return. For this reason, after the company has filed for liquidation, the union demands that the Government convert this debt into shares, because in this way “will have a direct control over the future of the company and the maintenance of jobs”.

In the letter, Tejada also recalls that, precisely, the committee already raised this request during the appearance it made a few weeks ago before the Parliament’s Committee on Business and Work. “The process of reindustrialization is the only way to preserve employment and industry identity“, insists Domum Sindical Social, stressing that Blanes textile is one almost a century-old company.

“The training and professionalism of the workers and the product they manufacture makes it a company that meets the conditions to recover productive activity and, without a doubt, be viable,” the letter states.

“Wrong Bet”

The Domum union, as already warned by the works committee, also recalls that the cause that has led to the liquidation “is none other than the wrong bet” that the main shareholder of Nylstar made for a new business model. Specifically, the twist he implemented from 2016which led the textile to focus on making specialized threads (leaving behind the other productions).

“Time has come to confirm these warnings”, underlines Domum Sindical Social, adding that “a correction of the business model” would make it possible to turn the company into viable. For this reason, the union calls on the Generalitat to get directly involved in the company, becoming part of its shareholders, because this would be “the most solid guarantee that the workers would have to keep their jobs and refloat the viability of the company”.

An almost century-old company

If Nylstar ends up disappearing, it will put an end to an almost century-old company in Blanes. Born in 1923, then with the name Sociedad Anónima de Fibres Artificiales (SAFA), the company came to employ more than 2,000 workers. In 2007, however, already then under the ownership of the Nylstar group, the textile entered bankruptcy of creditors.

It was during this process that el grup inversor estate he acquired it for 1.8 million euros. The owner of the group, Alfons Cirera, became the company’s largest shareholder. In 2016, the company made a change of production model and then redirected to the production of specialized yarns, and during the pandemic, also launched a mask with a new antiviral fabric. But in recent years, the company has also been marked by ERO and a progressive one staff reductionuntil reaching the current 80 workers.

In mid-January, the textile, which had been there for more than a month production stoppedfiled bankruptcy to enter liquidation and lay off the entire workforce. The shareholder made this known to the works committee last week. The news came precisely a few days after Nylstar announced its intention tolay off 24 employeesbut that he withdrew this ERO at the last minute.


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