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VW wants to cut jobs, but excludes terminations

Volkswagen moves to austerity and plans to cut thousands of jobs. At the German locations in terminations up to 2029 are excluded, announced to the works Council.

Volkswagen extended employment protection for the core VW brand of passenger Cars to all of our German sites until 2029. In order for the operation to be excluded-related redundancies in the next ten years, said works Council chief Bernd Osterloh. "Here at Volkswagen, no fear for his job must have."

This was a Central condition of the employee representation for the digital reconstruction of the company. In the Wake of the austerity measures at VW up to 4000 jobs will be eliminated, especially in the administration. You will not be occupied at the age-related retirement of employees.

New jobs should be produced there where it comes to Software and electronics for the conversion to electric vehicles is important.

The removal of the Bodies should be implemented "as socially responsible a manner as possible," the group announced. By the end of the year is determined to which employees it. For the cohorts of 1962 to 1964, it is intended to be offers to the old-age part-time.

New Jobs in the digitization

In the technical development does not want to save VW, however, to new Jobs, but rather to build up. 2000 there are expected to be, where it comes to Software and electronics. In the coming years around four billion euros will flow into the digitisation of administration and production, announced the car manufacturer. So VW wants to be faster, leaner and more competitive, said the operational brand boss Ralf Brandstätter. Digitization is the conversion to electric vehicles is important.

The entire auto industry needs to change for the trend to electro-mobility, mobility services and new digital services fundamentally. The associated with high investments, saving programs, and a restructuring of employment at Daimler or BMW.

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