Ford cuts 3,200 jobs in Germany: the new plan
The car manufacturer americana Ford redesign the strategy in Europa. Particularly in the administrative sector It is in the design. With a considerable downsizing of the staff. As the fear grows relocation of the automotive industries in Europe, since when Washington has introduced massive subsidies for US-built electric vehicles, the American giant has announced it will cut 3,200 seats of work in Germania. A spokesman for the German trade union IG Metall told AFP.
According to reports from Agi, i cuts they were revealed to the press after an employee general meeting. And they will involve “mainly the Cologne site”, even if “all sites in Germany” are “at risk”, specified the IG Metall spokesman. “We are extremely worry about the future of the German development divisions and in general for the future of Ford’s German sites,” the union said in a statement released today. The cuts should concern the department “product development” of the Cologne site, where “2,500 of the 3,800 employees are expected to leave the company”, specified IG Metall.
In the site in Cologne employ a total of 15,000 people. “The company intends to carry out its main development-related activities in North America”, in a context of “transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor”, added the union. At the headquarters in Aachen (on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands), where Ford has a research center, “220 employees have to fear for their jobs“, according to IG Metall. Finally, about “20% of administrative jobs” are threatened for the union in the country”. At the moment the American group has not commented on the news.
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