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Blumar assured that they will continue working in the salmon plant of Talcahuano with one shift until the end of the year.

Blumar lays off some 200 workers at Talcahuano plant

  (CHILE, 4/2/2019)

Salmon company Blumar announced that it will lay off around 200 workers from April due to a low availability of salmon to process.

The workers are part of the 500 unionized employees of the processing plant operating in Talcahuano.

Salmon processing plant.

The general manager of the company, Gerardo Balbontín, explained that the decision is due to the reduction programmed in the production and, therefore, during the harvest for the year, and that it is a circumstantial episode.

"There is no crisis or any problem. It is not something that we are seeing in a surprising way," he said.

The measure was announced through a public statement arguing problems due to the low salmon harvest last year and poor projections by the end of 2019. The decision was communicated to the unions and workers, who promised to rehire them at the end of the bad moment, reported Biobiochile.cl.



According to the company, a significant number of the layoff workers may be reinstated in November of this year, when harvest levels are restored. In addition, they will receive a reincorporation bonus and will keep the contracts indefinite. Meanwhile, they will receive training in other productive areas, which will include electricity, plumbing, security and other courses, especially geared towards women.

Blumar assured that they will continue working in the salmon plant of Talcahuano with one shift until the end of the year.

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Address: Magdalena 181, piso 13, oficina 1301 sur, Las Condes.
City: Santiago
Country: Chile
Phone: +56 2 2782 5400
E-Mail: [email protected]
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