Auto group in crisis: Daimler cuts working time by two hours

Daimler has too much staff. Because of the upheaval in the auto industry, the speech of 1.4 billion euros, which would need to be saved was through the Corona-c

Auto group in crisis: Daimler cuts working time by two hours

Daimler has too much staff. Because of the upheaval in the auto industry, the speech of 1.4 billion euros, which would need to be saved was through the Corona-crisis austerity has become a pressure significantly greater. Even redundancy were in the room – but the issue of redundancies is now, after week-long negotiations from the table.Is saved more by the departure, on a voluntary basis, as well as a large-scale reduction of working time.

Susanne Preuß

business correspondent in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Immediately prior to the start of the summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg, the negotiating partners agreed on a reduction of working time for a majority of the workforce. 1. October to the public employees in the administrative and production-related areas for two hours a week less work, or 5,71 per cent of the usual 35-hour week. A wage compensation will not be paid for it.In production, the working time is not reduced.

in addition to the reduction in working time was agreed for a year, were agreed a series of further austerity measures, including the waiver of the Profit share for all employees for this year, as well as dieUmwandlung of collective bargaining additional money in paid time off days.

The workforce is set to shrink

"We quoted thank the staff for their contribution, in order to cope with this crisis together", work Director WilfriedPorthin one of the Mitteilungzum savings program. Works Council chief Michael Brechtkommentiertin the same communication, it was agreed a significant contribution to the protection of employment and stabilisation of the financial situation of Daimler: "Nobody should feel in its existence threatened."

from the various measures, all employees of the Daimler group in Germany are Affected.At the level deraußertariflichen leaders Daimler Board of management chief OlaKälleniuseinen aims to significantly reduction in personnel, which should be largely due to termination agreements consummated.

The end of 2019 adopted savings program, Move to advance the structural transformation of our company, remains also.In this way, the workforce of Daimler in Germany will shrink from the current level of 170,000 employees expected to be in the order of 150,000 employees. For this type of personnel reduction, which is in large Parts of the voluntary nature of the employees cost, has given the group a time horizon up to the year 2025.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 14:20

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