Metal and electrical industry: job cuts looming in 40 percent of the companies

The easing of the Corona-restrictions do not help the industry, so far, apparently. In the metal and electrical industry, in the meantime, two out of three comp

Metal and electrical industry: job cuts looming in 40 percent of the companies

The easing of the Corona-restrictions do not help the industry, so far, apparently. In the metal and electrical industry, in the meantime, two out of three companies will need to put on short-time working. An estimated 100,000 employees in the state of Hesse's salary would have to accept a loss and work less, as a recent survey by the employers ' Association Hessen metal has shown.

Falk Heunemann

business editor of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

The metal and electrical companies in Hesse, the employer of more than 211.000 men and women, as many as in no other area of industry in Hesse, which comes to more than half a Million Employees. These businesses are affected by the Corona-crisis, particularly because they are strongly export-oriented. Among them are many suppliers to the car manufacturers.

according to a survey by the Association of its members revealed, expect 40 percent of companies that already in the next three months, jobs. One reason for this is that almost half of the enterprises considers that the order should, at the earliest, middle, or end of next year to get back to normal.

crisis is not over

"if you think that the Corona of the crisis was wrong with the locker in our everyday lives, past, coming," said the Wolf Matthias Mang, President and CEO of Hessen metal. The industry found itself prior to the crisis in a structural change and a recession, the restrictions in consequence of the Corona of a pandemic had increased. "A return to normality is not a company for many of our member for a long foreseeable." Already in the year before the crisis, the companies in the industry had reduced 8200 Points, a decrease of almost four percent.

The IG Metall Union called on the employers to seek dialogue with the workers representatives to negotiate about the possibilities of the make backup. "The economic stimulus package to the neo-liberal mothballs to draw, will not accept the IG Metall," said Jörg Köhlinger, the head of the trade Union, the Mitte district, which also includes the state of Hesse. The Union had agreed in the light of the Corona pandemic by the end of March on a crises-collective agreement provides for no wage increase. Instead, the agreement is valid until the end of 2020, grants for short-time work and additional days for childcare if schools and daycares are closed. Short-time workers get from the work Agency to a maximum of 67 percent of the failed net salary, with prolonged reference, the amount increases. In the metal industry companies are adding this payment to 80 percent.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 16:20

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