Green light for merger by merging four Sicilian companies into the Ergon group in the medium and large distribution sector. Ergon Scarl, Medial Franchising, Alioto Spa, Merkant Srl and Sd Immobiliare Spa will be merged into Ergon Spa, a company based in Ragusa with a fully paid-up capital of 25 million euros, a direct sales network of 138 points between Sicily and Calabria and (a) belonging to each of the Despar and Ard brands to approximately 250 points of sale, employing 2,600 employees.
All workers as a result of the merger will continue their work relationship with the new company, which will apply the national contract for the category of modern organized distribution.
The trade unions, through the General Secretaries Sandro Bagaria, Giuseppe Sferosa and Mariana Flauto, respectively, of Filcams Cgil Sicilia, Fisascat Cisl Sicilia and Uiltucs Sicilia, explain that “this company with the merger will become one of the leading companies in the field of food in large-scale distribution in Sicily under the auspices of the Ergon brand, which has become a health resort of 2,600 workers secured under the same economic and contractual terms, and protected in all aspects of the law.There is a commitment by the company to organize a meeting by March to discuss the coordination process which is necessary taking into account the fact that the companies “Different histories and organizational models have been incorporated. We are satisfied that a new chapter is opening up for the workers and certainly a company of this size offers greater security for all of them.”