This is necessary in order to reduce costs when moving to production of electric vehicles.
Unions oppose redundancies. Now the Audi and the unions negotiate. The agreement, according to German media, can be achieved next week.
If Audi will be able to “pressure” the trade unions work in Germany will lose from 4 000 to 5 000 people. The number of laid-off will depend on what agreement the “negotiators”. By the way, Audi talks is headed by Bram Shot, which is temporarily acting head of this company.
This is the automaker’s factories in Germany is now working 61,000. The unions want the workers not fired, but retrained in new skills that will be needed in the production of electric vehicles. Audi just wants to fire (including early retirement) several thousand people to cut car production at its two German factories to 100 thousand copies a year each.