The Super Bock Group has decided to reduce its workforce by 10% due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, the company announced in a statement without specifying the number.
The "significant reduction in the activity of the Super Bock Group caused by the effect of the covid-19 pandemic, as well as the recession scenario expected in the near future, force the company to readjust its structure to defend and protect the sustainability of the group", reads up on the note.
The same statement states that the stop and current constraints of the HoReCa channel (hotels, restaurants and cafes), which “represents about 70% of the refreshing drinks market in Portugal (Nielsen source)” will “continue and continue to have a significant impact on the performance of the Super Bock Group ”.
“This difficult decision implies a readjustment that will affect about 10% of the workforce in different areas of the organization”, being “taken before an exceptional situation and was announced, this afternoon, to the Workers' Committee and to all the group's employees in a process that will start this June ”, said the company.
The group states that it is committed “to implement compensation solutions for the impact of this measure, having constituted a support program that includes conditions above the legal framework, as well as an 'outplacement' and training program focused on employability”.
“The current reality is complex and unprecedented and, in an increasingly volatile world, the priority of the Super Bock Group is, and will always be, the sustainability of the company, continuously adapting its structure to the current and future needs of the business”, the group said.
Lusa contacted the Super Bock Group to find out more details about this plan, and is waiting for a response.