Daimler has now agreed with the works Council on the first key points to the group’s streamlined structure in the future to increase efficiency and flexibility. These have been jointly agreed to cost-cutting measures and to the socially responsible reduction of jobs.
Daimler uses, therefore, in the future, the natural attrition, to vacant jobs. In addition, the opportunities for partial retirement in Germany, a severance program offered to reduce Posts in the administration. The implementation of the basic agreement is drawn up in the coming weeks with employee representatives more.
Curtailment of worldwide for thousands of Places by the end of 2020
Daimler aims to cut until the end of 2022 the world thousands of jobs. In the case of the spin-off of the operating business fields Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, and Daimler Trucks & Buses promised and agreed protection against compulsory redundancies in Germany until the end of 2029 remains for Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG and the Daimler Truck AG shall remain unaffected.
Improved competitiveness as a destination
The automotive industry is the largest Transformation in its history. The development of the CO2-neutral mobility requires high investments, therefore, Daimler had announced in mid-November, to start a program to increase the competitiveness, the innovative strength and investment strength. A part of this program is the reduction of staff costs by the end of 2022 to approximately 1.4 billion Euro and, among other things, the number of Management Bodies in the world reduce by ten percent.
“With the now, together with the works Council agreed vertices to streamline the company, we can achieve this goal by the end of 2022. We will make the measures as socially responsible a manner as possible“ says Wilfried Porth, Board of management member of Daimler AG, human resources and labor Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Savings offers to reduce weekly working time.
In addition to the measures to streamline Daimler and the workers ‘ representatives also agreed to reduce additional personnel costs. This will, among other things, offers to the workforce, to reduce the weekly working hours. The company will extend expiring contracts of employment of temporary workers in the administration only in a very restrictive manner. Similarly, restrictive fixed-term 40 hour contracts of the master to be admitted to the workforce.
Source: Daimler AG