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Friday, 8 July 2011

Agricultural company near Mazarron goes into Receivership

After almost two years of struggling with its commercial payments and difficulties in paying its workforce, the Agrícola Méndez company in Cañada de Gallego has finally filed for bankruptcy.

The company had been struggling since 2009 following the withdrawal of credit facilities by Cajamar and the loss of its exclusive contract with Spanish retail group el Corte Inglés for the supply of Kumato tomatoes ('black tomatoes'). The companies within the group at one time employed around 500 people, although by Autumn 2009, when the problems first burst into the public arena, the workforce had been reduced to around 260, with workers claiming that wages had been unpaid for at least 4 months.

My earlier articles about the Agrícola Méndez company:
Strife in the agricultural sector in Mazarrón area - 4 November 2009;
Strike action at agricultural plant near Mazarrón continues - 1 January 2010
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