"We are aware that these measures can be painful, but we have an obligation to put the future of the company ahead," the company said in a statement.
IThere are still the exact number of workers from Magalhães who will no longer belong to the National Petroleum Company (Enap), after the company's board of directors approved this week the layoff plan submitted by the government that will affect 10% of the total employees. endowment of the signature.
As indicated by La Prensa Austral in its issue yesterday, in September 2017, the company ranks 3,324 people – executive, non-executive and transitory plans – distributed in the national subsidiaries Enap Santiago (286), Ersa Aconcagua (837) , Enap Magallanes (1,248), Ersa Biobío (791); Ersa Dao (99) and Sipetrol (63), while the number reaches 425 employees in the international, these being Argentina (262); Ecuador (129) and Egypt (34). Both blocks comprise 3,749 people as a complement.
In this way and taking the indicated proportion, it is estimated that the number of layoffs would be about 400 people. However, on the basis of the union, it was found during the day yesterday that the actual number would be of the order of the 450 dismissed employees.
In addition, it was known that among the criteria established by the administration to initiate the process, the seniority of the worker would be found; the need to maintain a managerial position without sufficient staff under his command; duplication of functions and reiteration of medical licenses, among other elements.
Regarding the issue, the company issued a statement in which it does not detail the number of dismissals considered – and therefore not knowing how the distribution would be – if the arguments that led to the determination are lifted. "As the company informed its employees and also publicly, Enap saw its results worsen due to the sharp drop in international refining margins, as well as a considerable increase in oil prices that caused higher production costs. There is also a sustained level of indebtedness, superior to the generation of resources of the company, "said the company.
In the same way, the document maintains that the information regarding the present of the state was transmitted – by the commitment of the administration – to the workers of the company, in a transversal and detailed way, so that they are aware of the current difficult reality. "As a part of this effort, we have developed a plan to urgently reduce cash deficits, reduce expenses, and review investments without compromising the operational continuity and safety of our facilities. We are also looking to implement every effort to increase the company's productivity. "
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In addition to the aforementioned, Enap explained that the outlook for next year indicates that this effort in cost containment should continue in the different areas of activity of the company. To that end, the optimization of it arises as a fundamental necessity and as part of the initiatives aimed at it, an adjustment plan is analyzed from the company in relation to its endowment, which in the words of the oil company: "together with other measures, improve efficiency, streamline decision-making and level the organization in search of higher levels of productivity, ensuring the company's viability, based on the construction of a new business model that allows to generate better results and greater contribution to the development of the company. our country ".
He concluded by indicating to the company that the details associated with planning are under study, in order to achieve better results for the signature. "We are fully aware that these measures can be painful, but we believe we have an obligation to put the future of the company ahead of us, doing what it takes to be more productive, contribute to the country and fulfill our obligations to the region and to all Chileans. "