Volkswagen wants to delete in the next few years, up to 7000, Ford 5000. Audi finished the night shift at its main plant. Employees of the suppliers go out of fear of losing the Job, with Demo signs on the road. In short: in the Meantime, the 800000 employees in the car industry felt the crisis in their industry. One reason is the changeover to electric mobility.
IG-metal-Chef Jörg Hofmann calls for a new Form of Kurzarbeitergelds. Operated, it could be possible, "in the structure of your employees breaks to retrain, without you having to be unemployed," said the trade unionists recently in an Interview. Since the production of E-cars and fewer Employees are needed than in conventional vehicles, are expected Hofmann elimination of 150000. From his point of view AIDS as the coal exit. A study by the Institute for labour market and occupational research (IAB) show that by 2035, nearly 114000 jobs are being lost at a rate of 23 percent electric cars – especially of Skilled workers.
If the order books are empty, you must save the employer. To dismiss employees, there is the short-time working money. The cost of the temporary failure of the Federal Agency for work – so the state is involved. Conditions, a poor economic situation or a sudden, unavoidable event such as a flood, for example. IG Metall sees a number of signs that it is coming soon to disruptions in Production in the auto industry, but for other reasons. The Transformation of an industry should be another criterion of the necessary developments are linked.
to Qualify, Yes - but how?
Detlef Scheele, head of the Federal Agency for work, although open to discuss the proposal. Prior to that, but it should be observed, what is the qualification of chance law. Since the beginning of the year his authority, not only training costs of the unemployed, but also in part by employees – as long as the course is intended to be for the changing world of work made to fit. In the budget of the employment Agency, expenditure of up to 6.2 billion euros per year are estimated.
Holger Schäfer from the Institute of the German economy does not understand the idea of the IG Metall, that's why. In addition, a real concept missing him "". Karl Brenke of the German Institute for economic research is skeptical: "training is good. But no one currently knows where the people are to be qualified.“ This question also can not answer the employment Agency and the Union. Even if the IG Metall fleshed out your idea, it would take a change in the law. But how do the parties stand?
at the beginning of the week, published by Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter, a thesis paper on the promotion of E-cars. The imminent reduction of the cushion, should the affected employee a right to continuing training. The idea of Hofmann, he also takes up. "A state of transformation, short-time working allowance paid for a certain period of Transition, can help to support the company and its Employees on the way to a clean mobility," he said to the daily mirror. "For the foreseeable future breaks must not be at the expense of the employees."
Not only the auto industry in a state of change
In the case of the economic crisis ten years ago, it had paid off for companies to keep workers on in this way until it went up again. For those Concerned, the model is financially and psychologically better than a termination. That's why Bernd Rützel, a member of the Committee for labour and social Affairs of the SPD says: "in 2008, the short-time work has helped money incredibly well. Overnight, several people were not on the road.“ To the current debate, he says, however: "Now it is in such a way that the change-over to electro-mobility Jobs costs. At the same time but there is also a huge shortage of skilled workers, the baby boomers retire, fewer young people to come.“ It could also be that the companies "to shift everything to the state and the taxpayers for the changes in volume". Companies would also have to act. The Union informed on request that they are employed currently with the theme.More about
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The social policy spokesman of the FDP Pascal Kober said: "The missed mobility not being able to save turning on the unemployment insurance." He warns also, training in isolation organize the needs of the company. And, ultimately, would be made in many industries, enormous changes. Not only in the automotive industry.