04/20/2021 3:32 PM
Updated 04/20/2021 3:32 PM
brand dressing plant
, located in Villa Mercedes, San Luis,
will close its doors
by decision of its owners, who in turn accused the local
s union (SOEAD) as responsible for
work in the factory
, including oil workers and administrative workers.
“The AVEX company, owner of the
Dánica, D'Fiesta and Mayodan brands
, reports the closure of its dressing production plant in Villa Mercedes (San Luis province) due to the impossibility of redirecting
the long conflict sustained by the union local de Aceiteros
(SOEAD) ”, said the company through a statement.
The trigger for the closure, according to business spokespersons, was the equalization of the joint
with Aceiteros, which establishes a
salary increase of 70%
erroneous union framing
of the activity and a
violent and irascible
that has excessively radicalized labor relations (even perpetrating sabotage in the production lines)
have made the maintenance
of operations in said plant
, with the consequent shortage of products in the gondolas of all the country ”, added the company.
Dánica / AVEX is owned by
, of Cordovan origin and
one of the strongest in the country in the refrigeration industry
. In 2018, they acquired
this business unit from
the Brazilian group
(which was leaving Argentina), with factories in San Luis and in Buenos Aires Llavallol. This last plant is where the classic Dánica margarine is manufactured, as well as other brands such as Manty. At the Villa Mercedes plant they make dressings such as mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup, which have a strong presence in the supermarket shelves, within the
The conflict with the Aceiteros union is due to a union framing issue. Since it acquired Dánica, the Beltrán Group has asked to change the framework of its workers to that of the
, whose salaries are
. Neither the Ministry of Labor of San Luis nor that of the Nation
to this claim. But at the Llavallol plant, they reached an agreement with the union that brought the salary increases back to a year ago. With the union branch of Villa Mercedes, on the other hand,
there was no agreement
"The situation is aggravated by other factors in the context, such as
the impact of the fixing of maximum prices
for food products produced by the company, the abrupt increase in the international price of the" commodities "of inputs, as well as the recent homologation of a joint agreement that imposes a salary increase of around 70% for the activity, "added the company statement.
The company reported that it initiated the procedure before the Ministry of Labor of the Nation to lay off its employees within the framework of article 247 of the Labor Contract Law, which
provides for a 50% compensation
The owner of the Aceiteros subsidiary in Villa Mercedes is
Juan José Domínguez
, who rejected the company's arguments and demanded that they pay
to the 105 unionized workers.
“For 32 years this company has paid (the agreement of) Aceiteros.
If the company wants to leave,
let it do what the law says, pay 200%
Let him pay double compensation to be
able to leave
, ”Domínguez said in statements to
After accusing the Beltrán Group of "not wanting to pay" what the Aceiteros agreement establishes, Domínguez said that from the union they do not see badly that the company ends up leaving the province. “It would be for the good that (the workers) collect everything (what the agreement establishes), but it
be for the good that this company leaves, compensates as they have to compensate the colleagues, but leave us alone
. It cannot be that every four months we are talking about Dánica, ”Domínguez added.