Santana, Linares 10 Years Of Engine Failure

2021-02-14   |   by CusiGO

Juan Jose Gaia, Pedro Galvez, Gregorio odynes and Victoria Lopez returned to the dilapidated facilities where they spent most of their time, with some depressing melancholy and excitement. They did so on the 10th anniversary of the closure of Santana motor, the car company in Linares, whose board of directors in Andalusia has been the owner of Suzuki, a Japanese multinational, since it was founded in 1995. After 55 years of activity, it was unable to solve the problem More than 270 million euros. In order to buffer the closure, the future Linares plan is proposed, which is unknown to the desolation and depression of a city that also lost its lead hegemony in the last third of the last century.

Today, solar power in the former Santana is an industrial wasteland that can’t even cover up dozens of companies that continue to struggle through business parks designed a few years after the Japanese March. Santana and its subsidiaries lost nearly 2000 jobs, plunging the city and the entire northern region of Andalusia into depression, which became more pronounced a decade later. Linares, which has lost 5000 residents in the past 20 years, is now the city with the highest unemployment rate in Spain, with an unemployment rate of more than 30%. The youth unemployment rate is almost 50%. “Linares can’t go on like this any longer,” said Juan Jos é GEA, a member of the santaneros corps, which investigates the history of the country’s workers’ struggle.

Pedro g á lvez, who worked in the factory for more than 30 years and was the last chairman of the company’s board, admitted: “signing the Santana closure agreement is a very difficult thing, the most painful thing in our lives.”. Galvis believes that closing down is the only possible option for the company to go bankrupt, and appreciates the labor agreement that about 800 workers over the age of 50, including him, retire early with 80% of the base. Income of former employees of the factory.

Just a few days after Linares announced the closure of the British courts later this month (only a third of its more than 200 employees will be relocated to other centres), Andalusian president Juana Moreno was booed in the city. It will announce the transfer of land from the Santana business park to the City Council, invest 6 million euros for renovation, and set up a $5 million fund to strengthen start-ups and business initiatives in Santana, the main automotive industry in southern Spain.

As the local authorities regret, this is the only car company that has closed its doors. For the mayor of Linares, Raul Caro, the long advocated land transfer may be a starting point in an attempt to reverse the region’s depression. “We went from one crisis to another and experienced too many blows, which is reflected in the character of the Linas and keeps them away from politics,” Carlo said, He rose to the political stage from the hands of citizens in 2019, and now after the independent CILU group and the march of CS and PP, municipal stability is threatened. Mr. linarens said he understands citizens’ boredom “in the face of so many disappointing expectations” and “they are not satisfied.” “But he is confident in the future because of new business initiatives.

For 20 years, Juan fern á ndez, the mayor of Santana, said: “Linares was plagued by this epidemic when he was skinny and defenseless.” the Santana crisis has placed a heavy burden on him in his political career after he was expelled from the PSOE. He accused the Andalusian junta (then ruled by his party) and many rogue politicians of “incompetence”. Now, as the first member of the independent group Linares, Fernandez used the City Council to display the T-shirt, symbolizing the unprecedented civil uprising Linares experienced to save his industry.

Jose Manuel Muriel was one of Santana’s last presidents. In 2004, the board of directors knocked on the door of the Restructuring Expert (he also passed SOS Cu é TRA), but he failed to complete the task: “if it had not been for the severe economic crisis in 2009, Santana would have been successful, but it would not have been able to achieve the industrial diversification it designed.” Muriel didn’t hide his “frustration and sadness” about Santana, an engineering student for his first internship. He believed that the beginning of the crisis should be found in the arrival of Suzuki, a Japanese multinational: “the famous Land Rover is sold in many countries, but it still exists. In Suzuki’s hands, Suzuki uses the linarense factory as a simple labor force, but has no technical base, “he said. Muriel is skeptical about the use of land in business parks, which he thinks is outdated. This is a common argument of the ancient saints, who even warned that the ships could not be used because of their high asbestos content.

Although Santana closed in February 2011, a small number of workers remained in the factory until the end of the year to complete the final order. Gregorio odynes is one of them. “I left the key to Santana,” he recalled. The last detainee is Jos é cabrero, one of the few who voted against the labor agreement signed by Andalusia’s board of directors and trade unions to eventually close the factory: “I am very clear that my vote will not close Santana.”. Cabrero became a metallurgist in 1975 and returned to the factory in 2008 after 18 years of political leave. In his view, the closure will only deepen “territorial imbalances, investor deficits and institutional abuse of Jan”.

Cabrero argued that Santana was the prototype of the ESR scandal, which swept through many troubled Andalusian companies. When he recovered from coved after 45 days in intensive care, he called for the resumption of his fight as a united left MP: “we need a civil uprising like that.” After two police officers were arrested for beating a man and his 14-year-old daughter, a charge was confirmed hours before this weekend’s incident in Jennings town.