2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
The employees of the Opel plant in Bochum threatened with dismissal can remain loyal to the company. A move to the main plant is unavoidable.
Further no agreement in the dispute over job cuts at Opel in Bochum: According to a report, the company offers 89 employees jobs at the headquarters in Rüsselsheim, but the Bochum works council speaks of redundancies for operational reasons.
Financial support when switching
The background to the dispute is the already largely completed cut of 1,800 jobs in the Bochum plant in connection with the automaker's European restructuring program. On Friday, Opel was determined to implement the downsizing planned for this year as planned. The number of employees is expected to drop to around 3,100 by the end of the year.
Most recently, in mid-July, 155 employees received an offer that was limited to Monday of this week. 102 of them had the opportunity to move to the Rüsselsheim plant. The others had been offered severance pay. A total of 66 had accepted the offer, but according to the company, the remaining 89 had not yet. Further talks with the aim of a change are to be held with them in the coming week, it said.
"If a change to Rüsselsheim is not possible, the employees will receive an operational termination notice," said works council Rainer Einenkel. According to the works council, this threatens the majority of those affected. The background is mostly family and social problems. The company, however, emphasized: "This means that all these employees have the opportunity of a job with a secure income for themselves and their families."
“We will contradict each and every one of these redundancies,” said Einenkel. The corresponding labor court proceedings could take up to a year and a half. From the works council's point of view, for example, the social selection of the 89 people affected was arbitrary and incorrect, and dismissals also violated existing agreements, as further negotiations would have to be conducted beforehand to secure employment. (dpa)
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