Siaco, a shoe components company from São João da Madeira that, this Monday, closed its doors leaving around 100 workers unemployed, has already been formally declared insolvent by the Court of Oliveira de Azeméis.
The insolvency administrator must pass on the desired documentation for workers to resort to the unemployment fund.
In the “publicity of the sentence”, dated this Tuesday, the court states that, last Monday, at 18.28 hours, “a sentence declaring the insolvency of the debtor(s) was handed down”. An insolvency administrator, Maria Clarisse Barros, from Braga, is also appointed.
The management of Siaco, which filed for insolvency, exposed in court a list of companies as creditors, including a real estate company, two banking institutions, EDP and IAPMEI.
Interested parties, including workers, have 30 days to claim possible credits.
Once insolvency is confirmed, workers must now be contacted to claim possible credits, as well as the attribution of documentation with which they may receive the unemployment fund.
The coordinator of the National Union of Professionals in the Footwear, Luggage and Related Industry (SNPIC), Fernanda Moreira, said she had information that “the insolvency administrator will deliver the papers for workers to use the unemployment fund”.
This was one of the main demands of the approximately 100 workers who, for the past two days, have been in front of the footwear components company’s facilities.