"Volvo sells more cars than ever – no bonus to employees"
"Myteristämning is at the Volvo factory in Torslanda today."
"Despite the fact that the employees have toiled extra hard in 2018, they will have no bonus. Now they are cursed:"
"– the Real fucking machines are the high ranking on the Volvo!"
"Many were surprised and outraged when the message went out at Volvo Cars Torslandas intranet on Thursday morning: ”No bonus payout in years”, it was. Fabriksarbetaren Dennis says:"
" People were a little shocked actually, they thought I was joking when I said that we did not receive any bonus."
"642 000 cars were sold last year, which was a new record. And net sales increased by 21 per cent, to the 252,7 billion. Nevertheless, there will be no bonus. The employees could read the explanation on the intranet:"
"”Operating income, was not developed at the same rate and remained practically unchanged at eur 14.2 billion. Thus fell the profit margin is the determining factor for the bonus system, to 5.6 per cent, which is below the required level.”"
"Dennis and two additional employees responded to Aftonbladet when the message had gone out. They are upset, because many employees, in 2018, should have been ordered to work up to 150 overtime hours. One of them writes:"
"We have built cars that the fan in 2018. Six of the seven days in a week for a whole year we have been working! This is their gratitude by pulling a bonus. The real fucking machines are the high ranking on the Volvo!”"
"another employee is equally pissed off:"
"”We are employees sacrificed our health and our leisure for that the company would reach its goals which happened. We are extremely disappointed, tired and worn out souls in here in the factory.”"
"A third employee, Dennis, says to Aftonbladet:"
"– Many have fought that little bit extra in order to meet the goal, many of which have been very much in overtime. So it was a weird atmosphere in here at the factory today when the message on the intranet came in this morning."
"The last two years, the employees received the full bonus, 17 500 sek before tax. This year there will be zero bonus."
"– It is an irritable mood. People have been forced to work overtime up to the ceiling of 150 hours. They say that they are not prepared to set up the same way this year, " says Dennis."
"On the intranet, says ceo Hakan Samuelsson:"
"– this is not the kind of news I want to announce. I know you all work hard and make extra efforts in order to achieve our sales and production volumes. That we despite all these efforts must draw the conclusion that there will be no bonus payout is frustrating."
"Volvo's financial statements for the year 2018 is presented at a press conference at 10 am today, Thursday."