eDreams Odigeo presents an ERTE (employment regulation file) that will affect a maximum of 985 employees, 90% of its staff

eDreams Odigeo has presented this Tuesday a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) that will affect a maximum of 985 employees in Spain, who represent 90% of its workforce worldwide, to ensure business continuity in the face of the pandemic of the coronavirus.

According to the information transferred by the company to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the ERTE will consist of a temporary reduction of the working day by 40%, with a proportional decrease in salary, which will be applied between April 1 and the termination of the alarm state (or its extensions).

During the application of the ERTE, the affected workers will have access to unemployment benefit in the terms provided in the current legislation. In addition, the company will complement the benefit so that workers affected by the ERTE receive, in aggregate, 80% of their remuneration.

To ensure that the company continues to provide services to travelers, employees who perform customer service functions are excluded from these temporary employment regulation measures.

The company explained that it makes this decision «in order to maintain all current jobs and guarantee business continuity despite the impact that the coronavirus is having, both on passenger traffic and on the tourism industry in general» .

However, the company is confident that the industry will recover quickly and that it will therefore be able to reverse these temporary measures «as soon as possible and as soon as the situation allows.»