The president and the manager of the cooperative winery of La Seca respond in streaming to the concerns of the vine growers of the main winery of the DO Rueda
La Seca, June 17, 2020.- Ignacio Martín Obregón, president of the Cuatro Rayas Winery, and Vicente Orihuela, its manager, held an informative session this afternoon with the more than 300 wine-growing partners of the cooperative through videoconference broadcast on streaming from the winery facilities in La Seca.
In their speeches, Martín Obregón and Orihuela have informed the cooperative members -who carry out their work of caring for the vineyard in more than 30 localities in the provinces of Valladolid and Segovia- about the current economic and productive situation of the winery and the repercussions such as consequence of the health crisis. The cooperative members, in turn, have been able to convey their concerns to the speakers through the organization’s mobile application and corporate website, which incorporates, among other functionalities, direct messaging tools such as WhatsApp, thus facilitating effective interaction between the partners, employees and managers of the winery on a daily basis and allowing the development of activities such as the digital assembly held this Wednesday.
Among other data of interest, and given the information published in the last hours about the intention of some Rueda designation of origin wineries not to pick the grapes for the next harvest due to the high stock of wine stored due to the crisis, Martín Obregón and Orihuela have reminded the partners that Bodega Cuatro Rayas, as a cooperative that it is, guarantees the collection of the grapes to winegrowers, as corresponds to a cooperative entity.
COMMITMENT TO THE LABOR MARKET IN THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT
In addition to this commitment to its partners, the main wine cooperative of the DO Rueda has shown its sensitivity to the surrounding labor market with other actions such as its refusal to join ERTE last April for social responsibility and for not add economic burden to the State in the midst of a health crisis. The president of the cooperative stated at that time that “In recent years our strategic plan has defended that our main objective is to improve the standard of living of our partners and workers, and that is why the Governing Council has decided to maintain all the jobs in our Cooperative, as long as possible, despite the fact that the sales situation is not as expected ”.