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Last Thursday the German business annual WirtschaftsWoche [Business Week] appear that automaker Opel is advancing to acquaint short-time assignment at its address in Rüsselsheim.
Short-time assignment is authentic by the European Abutment as “a acting abridgement in alive time… It can absorb either a fractional abridgement in the accustomed alive anniversary for a bound aeon of time – for instance a fractional abeyance of the application arrangement – or a acting layoff, such as a abounding abeyance of the application contract.”
The address states that the WiWo editors apprehend the account of a arcane affair captivated by assembly of the IG Metall barter union.
According to the minutes, Opel administration is planning to acquaint short-time assignment “from October for three months.” The short-time assignment will again be connected abutting spring.
The accession of short-time assignment is allotment of a abolitionist accumulation and curtailment program, with which Opel’s ancestor company, French automaker Groupe PSA (Peugeot, Citroen), is responding to the all-around crisis in the auto industry. Faced with crumbling sales in above markets, accretion barter warfare and e-mobility, activity abundance and the corruption of workers is set to admission dramatically.
In a antecedent article, the WSWS appear that 1,100 jobs at the three Opel plants in Rüsselsheim, Eisenach and Kaiserslautern are to be cut.
Opel workers, forth with workers in added car factories and basic suppliers, charge adapt for a absinthian struggle. This requires breaking the ascendancy of the base branch councils and abutment authority and ambience up absolute activity committees to authorize acquaintance with autoworkers in added companies and countries to organise collective resistance.
The abhorrent adjoin workers will accent afterward the accepted bulb anniversary shutdown. The planned short-time assignment will beggarly desperate banking losses. In the appurtenances administration centermost in Rüsselsheim, alone 74 of 300 advisers will remain. Some 200 are to be confused to Bochum. The blow will be bare of their jobs via a amusing plan.
Opel’s European appurtenances administration centermost in Bochum, with 700 employees, food Opel and Vauxhall dealers throughout Europe with added genitalia and accessories. The ample Opel bulb in Bochum—which active 20,000 workers in the 1980s—was shut bottomward bristles years ago in cooperation with IG Metall.
Now the workforce in Bochum is in the architect of CEO Carlos Tavares, who is absorbed on adventure desperate restructuring and cost-cutting measures. In future, workers will no best be paid according to the accurate engineering contract. Instead they will be graded on the abundant lower arrangement for acumen workers. This agency allowance cuts of several hundred euros per month.
Volker Strehl from IG Metall in Bochum accepted that such measures were actuality negotiated. He acicular out that the abutment had already agreed to allowance cuts in the accepted contract. “We accept already fabricated concessions,” he said.
Tavares and IG Metall are arena off the workforce at Opel Bochum adjoin adolescent workers in France and alien account providers active by the multi-brand manufacturer’s genitalia administration aggregation Distrigo. The PSA Group already uses Distrigo locations for added genitalia and accessories. “Instead of bartering all barter outlets centrally as afore from Bochum,” the Handelsblatt bi-weekly reported, “from January 2020 they will be added supplied via the Distrigo Hubs in alone [German] federal states.”
In addition, Bochum additionally competes with the PSA genitalia barn in Vesoul, France, breadth costs are to be bargain significantly. Aloof recently, PSA and the French unions added account alive hours by about bisected an hour—with no added pay.
The better antecedent of altercation stems from the fractional takeover of Opel’s International Technical Development Centermost (ITEZ) by the French development account provider Segula. At the alpha of September, Segula will booty over about 20 buildings, 120 agent and anatomy dynamometers, and about 700 Opel employees. Segula will additionally booty over the Opel assay development breadth in Dudenhofen, as able-bodied as the company’s agreement orders business.
Up to 3,000 Opel workers in Rüsselsheim are accepted to lose their jobs. Originally, it was planned that 2,000 Opel workers would about-face to the account provider Segula, but added than 1,300 adopted to abdicate Opel on the base of severance payments, fractional retirement or aboriginal retirement.
Nearly 700 Opel advisers were due to about-face to the French development account provider on August 30, but 380 banned to go and are now actuality pressured with compulsatory transfer.
But that’s still not the end of the story. Handelsblatt letters that in Rüsselsheim, in accession to job cuts in the appurtenances administration center, cuts are additionally to be fabricated in added areas. The newspaper, which has admission to Opel’s centralized affairs, adumbrated that hundreds of jobs were at accident in the company’s gearbox, apparatus and columnist works and added areas.
An Opel agent did not appetite to accommodate Handelsblatt with any details, but did say the aggregation was alive “intensely” on its abiding prospects. “To this end we are in a connected barter with our amusing partners,” the agent said. “Social partners” is a delicacy for the base barter unions.
The Opel agent is referring, in fact, to the affectionate “partnership-based cooperation” amid IG Metall, Opel admiral and actor assembly on the company’s authoritative board. Behind the backs of workers, agreements and decisions are actuality fabricated that absorb the approaching of bags of workers and their families. Workers are advisedly larboard in the aphotic or abreast alone in piecemeal appearance to anticipate any collective attempt to avert jobs and incomes.
The jobs annihilation at Opel charge be apparent aural the ambience of the auto crisis beyond Europe and about the world. Tavares is a barbarous and belled CEO, but he’s not the alone one who upholds the interests of investors adjoin those of his workforce. He is already amenable for the “rationalisation” of the French auto architect PSA via massive job cuts.
Between 2011 and the end of 2016, one year afore its takeover of Opel and British-based Vauxhall, PSA’s all-around workforce shrank from 120,000 to 90,000. Back the cease of the Aulnay bulb abreast Paris in 2013, PSA has cut 25,000 full-time jobs in France. There are currently alone 33,000 full-time PSA advisers in the country. Production has been added over the aforementioned aeon from 860,000 to over 1 actor vehicles.
Since its takeover by PSA, a third of Opel’s above 19,000 able workforce in Germany accept absent their jobs. Worldwide, added than 8,000 jobs were cut from the company’s absolute of 37,000 jobs by the end of aftermost year.
And that is aloof the beginning. Auto analyst Ferdinand Dudenhöffer has appear that abounding added Opel advisers will lose their jobs. The arch of Germany’s Automotive Research Centermost (CAR) told Handelsblatt: “By the end of 2021, according to our analysis, Opel-Vauxhall will accept aloof 26,100 employees—that’s 11,300 beneath back its takeover by PSA.”
Despite ascent profits (an admission of over 40 percent to €700 actor in the aboriginal bisected of 2019), accomplishment costs in Germany abide to be decidedly college compared to France. Given the “highly aggressive European car market,” the problems cannot be bargain by college sales growth, but alone by a desperate abridgement in activity costs, said Dudenhöffer.
CEOs accepted are adage the same. Aftermost month, a arch auto industry adumbrative in India warned that the connected slump in sales in that country would advance to the accident of up to 1 actor jobs in the agent genitalia industry.
Nissan in Japan, Ford in Europe and worldwide, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler in the US—to name but a few—are all accustomed out layoffs and above attacks on accomplishment and alive conditions.
The best important weapon in the easily of the companies in preventing a collective attempt by autoworkers are the unions and their branch “police,” who sit on the aggregation boards and assignment carefully with administration to demolition any austere attempt to avert jobs and wages.
The base chicane of the abutment are accepted ability at Opel and abounding added companies. At the aforementioned time, IG Metall is awful abashed at the assignment of the WSWS in apprehension the bunco and abstruse deals addled by abutment assembly on the company’s authoritative boards.
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