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MAN: “Negligent, ineffective” - Works council takes the dismissal of job security to court 

2020-12-02T22:28:35.185Z

In the dispute over the realignment of the Munich truck manufacturer MAN, the works council is now calling the labor court. The termination of the job security is ineffective, explain the employee representatives.



In the dispute over the realignment of the Munich truck manufacturer MAN, the works council is now calling the labor court.

The termination of the job security is ineffective, explain the employee representatives.

Munich.

In the struggle for the future of

MAN

, the works council is now taking legal action against the Munich truck manufacturer.

A complaint against the extraordinary termination of the location and employment security was filed with the Munich labor court, according to a statement sent by the group works council on Monday.

The decision procedure originally planned for November has

now been postponed to January 2021

at the instigation of

MAN

, it said.

At the end of September,

MAN

surprisingly terminated the location and job security that would apply until 2030.

The move was considered a taboo break in the consensus-oriented

VW

group.

At the same time, the

MAN

board had declared that the regulation would be put back into force, provided that an agreement could be reached with the works council by the end of the year.

The employee representatives do not want to accept the tough approach of the management and have called on a lawyer.

The extraordinary termination was "ineffective", "negligent and in no way understandable," said

MAN works council chief

Saki Stimoniaris on Monday (November 30).

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MAN

had invoked the so-called "bad weather clause" when it was unexpectedly terminated at the end of September.

It takes effect in the event that sales collapse by 40 percent compared to the starting year.

Such a market decline did not exist, explained the works council.

MAN: The truck manufacturer's sales in the current year are just below the previous year despite Corona

The

VW

subsidiary had sold a total of 102,556 vehicles in 2018, compared to 104,887 in 2019.

In the first nine months of the current year, adjusted for the new TGE van, the group was around 66,400 units, 8.5 percent below the previous year.

With the surprising postponement of the quality deadline before the Labor Court in Munich from November to January 12, the company apparently wants to maintain the threatening backdrop for the negotiations on the future of the 36,000 employees.

The key points should actually be in place by the end of the year.

MAN

works council chief Stimoniaris does not want to be put under time pressure.

A general agreement is being sought by the end of the year, Stimoniaris confirmed to Merkur.de last Wednesday, “but not at any price”.

MAN: An agreement between the company and the works council is currently not in sight

No agreement is currently in sight.

Another round of talks between Stimoniaris, Volkswagen Board Member

Gunnar Kilian

and the head of the

VW

truck holding Traton,

Matthias Gründler,

last Wednesday did not bring any movement into the deadlocked talks.

According to the plans published in September, the group wants to cut a total of 9,500 jobs.

The

Wittlich

(Rhineland-Palatinate),

Plauen

(Saxony) and

Steyr

(Upper Austria)

locations

are about to be shut down.

From corporate circles it is said that the climate between Stimoniaris and MAN boss Andreas Tostmann is now "icy".

The controversial unionist had last said about Tostmann that he was still "in the trial period" and accused him of uncompromising.  

Source: merkur

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