Even more cuts?
Healing: Conti travels “radical” of job losses
The criticism was intense after the announcements from Continental, the ongoing job cuts to intensify once again. Now the Federal labour Minister intervenes in the debate. And there are more Details about the planned cuts.
The Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, shows itself to be irritated on the extent of the plans at the automotive supplier Continental, with additional locations to close off.
With a view to the closure of tire production of the Dax group in Aachen until the end of 2021, the SPD politician of the “Rheinische Post” (Saturday) said: “It is without question that the automotive sector of the Corona is crisis hit hard and, in addition, in a process of transformation is. Nevertheless, I have no sympathy for a radical job losses-the program in this area.” The subjects are also the Conti-Aachen, Germany, “has written in the black”.
Other politicians and trade unionists had already expressed very critical to the project. At the company headquarters in Hanover, where, above all, more research is done, paint sticks, the company now also. Here it is, according to a company spokesman, a further 150 jobs, as the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” reported that affected the business of making machines for the tyre manufacturing should be.
Under the pressure of structural change in the auto industry, and the Corona-paragraph crisis, Conti wants to change the world 30 000 jobs of which 13 000 in Germany. Many of which are deletions or relocations of Jobs include, in addition to retraining of staff.
Recently it became known that the after, Bosch is the second-largest automotive supplier wants to end tyre production in Aachen, Germany. It is the Korbach (Hesse), the only remaining major tire factory in Germany, about 1800 Jobs are threatened. To the creation of the group leads, as in the case of Hanover – excess capacity and an already in years of below – average development of the tire markets.
Labour Minister healing, stressing that the state take in the Corona-crisis a lot of responsibility – for example, the short-time working money, and with the stimulus package. “This is now the hour in which the need for the social to prove partnership. I do not expect now, that you meet at Continental in the wind shadow of the crisis decisions we have considered may be before.” Rather, the company should find in the conversation with the trade unions, solutions, to get as many jobs as possible in Germany.
Parts of the Conti-staff suspect for some time that the Management of the structure – the Corona-could use the crisis as a pretext to close anyway undesirable locations and relocate the Jobs to cheaper locations Abroad. Conti does not depend on its suppliers ‘ share of the production of the car manufacturer, but with his tyre business from the initial equipment of new vehicles. Prior to salvation, among other things, the NRW Minister Armin Laschet (CDU), had lower Saxony Mr Stephan Weil (SPD) and the Federal head of the Union IG BCE, Michael Vassiliadis, who criticized removal plans be sharp.