Province and works council share their vision on Volkswagen Navarra


Chivite has underlined its commitment to “ensuring employment at the factory and its smooth operation”, and workers’ representatives have warned that “the decisions taken this year will affect us from 2026 onwards”.

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The Government of Navarre and the Works Council of Volkswagen Navarra They have agreed to strengthen joint work for employment at the factory and supplier park, and have agreed that “it will benefit the citizen”.

The executive branch, headed by the president, Maria Chiviteaccompanied by the councilors of Territorial Cohesion, Bernardo Ciriza; Economy and Treasury, Elma Saizo; and economic and business development, Mikel Irujohas received the Commission in the Palacio de Navarra, as reported by the government.

Both parties have agreed to continue the cooperation through regular meetings and specific working groups. In addition, the Provincial Executive will support and cooperate with the commission to facilitate the relationship with the ministries and deal with the transfer contractvery important for the factory as part of sustainability, as described by the works council.

Chivite has pointed out that its Executive has worked “from minute one with Volkswagen to” guaranteeing employment in the factory and its proper functioning“, and has emphasized the relationship of “absolute proximity and trust” with the company.

He has indicated that European funds have opened a different scenario. “We need to work together to guarantee the employment of the factory, but also that of the entire fleet of suppliers, in line with the energy and digital transition. The government will guide companies and employees,” he said.

Likewise, he recalled the commitment of the Navarro Employment Service and the Ministry of Education in the training and retraining of staff. In this sense, the committee has pointed out that training “is one of the most important issues today and for the future”, and they have brought attention to the Volkswagen Academy.

Ciriza, for its part, has pointed to the importance of the disappearance of the current rail loop in order to eliminate the rail crossing the factory. From the Volkswagen committee, they have said that this work is essential for the development of the future factory.

Likewise, Irujo has shown his department’s commitment to accompany the Navarra plant in the development of PERTE and, in general, in the energy and ecological transition in line with European objectives. In this regard, he recalled that the Next Generation funds and the Moves plan will contribute to facilitating change.

Employee concerns

For their part, the committee members have warned that “the decisions taken this year will affect us from 2026.” “There is no factory that presents the figures of VW Navarra,” they emphasized. According to the committee it is necessary shift production forecastsand “work together to make it possible”.

The Volkswagen Group “should be aware of this effort and the agreements made”, they say. They also stressed that “we appreciate the scope of the government’s work with the company, which must return to Navarrese society to ensure employability”.

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Source: EITB


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