2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
An employment guarantee is still in place at Audi until 2018. But after that, the employees worry about their jobs. The works council demands that CEO Stadler extend the agreement.
At the main Audi plant in Ingolstadt, the 45,000 employees are worried about the future of their jobs. Since the current employment guarantee expires in 2018, the works council demanded an extension from CEO Rupert Stadler at a works meeting with 8,000 participants on Wednesday. That must be the right answer to the noticeable uncertainty in the workforce, said the general works council chairman Peter Mosch. "In these tense times, one thing has to be certain, and that is what the Audi employees are doing," said Mosch, according to the works council.
Stadler ready to talk
Stadler was at least ready to talk to the permanent workforce and offered the works council to put together a package that would "secure the future" for the permanent workforce. Audi has hired many thousands of new employees in Ingolstadt in recent years. Now there are concerns that the development could also run backwards - among other things because the capacity utilization of the main plant in Ingolstadt is questionable.
The VW subsidiary opened a new plant in Mexico a few days ago, in which the expensive new model of the SUV Q5 is manufactured. Mosch called for the production of electric cars in Ingolstadt to be stepped up. "The board gave us its word to ensure our capacity utilization at the Ingolstadt site. We expect it to stand by it," said Mosch. (dpa)