Wismar (dpa/mv) - The completion of the cruise ship "Global Dream" for the Disney group could secure up to 650 jobs in Wismar. However, at least 400 employees would be hired, said the Meyer shipyard commissioned by Disney on Thursday. By 2025, the recently sold ship - which was also known as "Global One" - should be ready. Construction was started by the now insolvent MV shipyards.
The IG Metall trade union was pleased, also because the cornerstones of a collective agreement had already been agreed, which is intended to guarantee employees hourly wages at the collective agreement level, but with reduced working hours of 35 hours a week. "This is a clear signal for good work at the Wismar shipyard. By reducing working hours, we are creating an employment bridge for more colleagues to new projects," said IG Metall representative Henning Groskreutz.
When it actually starts is unclear. "The conversion and further construction of the new ship will start as soon as possible once the essential design changes have been agreed with the new owner," said the statement from the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Lower Saxony. The transfer company of the MV Werften Group, which recently had 900 employees from the Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund locations, expires at the end of January. Until then, those affected want security.