Due to Corona-crisis: IG Metall: 150,000 jobs threatened

The IG Metall in respect of the consequences of the Corona-pandemic "hundreds of thousands" of threatened and calls for an immediate counter-control policy. S

Due to Corona-crisis: IG Metall: 150,000 jobs threatened

The IG Metall in respect of the consequences of the Corona-pandemic "hundreds of thousands" of threatened and calls for an immediate counter-control policy. Solely on the basis of insolvencies 150,000 jobs are threatened "acute, if not quickly visible economic momentum," said a Union leader Jörg Hofmann of the "West German General newspaper" (Saturday).

"The metal - and electrical industry as well as the steel are still in the downward spiral. In industries such as mechanical engineering and plant construction, the order by hitting his breaks only, right now, about 20 percent of businesses have begun in may or June, with short-time work,“ said Hofmann. Alone in the metal and electrical industry, more than two Million Workers were on short-time work. A nation-wide company survey conducted by the IG Metall Union that there is in seven of the ten Operated short-time working, the "WAZ".

Hofmann criticized the fact that only around a quarter of the 130 billion Euro aid programme of the Federal government's objectives on the short-term revival of the economy. Open is also, what is the Benefit of the VAT reduction did. "This is more of a shotgun. Restaurants will use it to reduce in order to earn more, instead of the prices – what is in your Situation is understandable, but the consumption increases,“ said Hofmann. "And the car manufacturer will apply especially SUV's and large vehicles because they bring the biggest profit margins." Hofmann stressed that he had "desired goal of more accurate Impulse as the environmental bonus".

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 07:19

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