Paradors revise cutpack plans

Parador de Santiago de Compostela
Parador de Santiago de Compostela

After further talks with the unions, the Parador organisation has agreed to reduce redundancies to 350 from an initial 644, as reported today by hosteltur. There will be cuts to pay and conditions for all staff and 400 employees will have their hours reduced by 25%.

The board has backtracked on its plan to close several hotels permanently, apart from the Parador in Puerto Lumbreras in Murcia, which is currently closed and will not reopen. Others slated for closure, including Teruel, Manzanares and Ferrol, will remain open or close for short periods only.

Temporary closures have also been reduced.  Seven Paradors will now close for four months:  Ayamonte and Cazorla in Andalucía; Limpias in Cantabria; Puebla de Sanabria and Villafranca del Bierzo in Castilla León, and Vilalba and Verín in Galicia. Four hotels will close for three months: Bielsa in Aragón, Albacete in Castilla La Mancha; Cervera de Pisuerga in Castilla León and Tui in Galicia. A further nine will close for 40 days: Alcañiz in Aragón; Aiguablava, Artíes, Cardona, La Seu d’Urgell, Vic Sau and Vielha, all in Catalunya; Guadalupe in Extremadura and Monforte de Lemos in Galicia.

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