Sunday, August 21, 2016

Volkswagen: council Bernd Osterloh wants concerning dismissals on board ran – SPIEGEL ONLINE

VW works council head Bernd Osterloh has warned in the face of supply and exhaust dispute affair at Volkswagen before redundancies. “. Newspaper” “core workforce is permanent workforce, Osterloh said the” image If anyone would dare to want to break there, we would also need the board collapse “

Osterloh himself an influential position: he is Member of the Supervisory Board and represents the interests of workers. one must talk to the Supervisory Board over personnel decisions, he told the newspaper.

the carmaker from Wolfsburg plugged currently in crisis. the fierce dispute with two suppliers has the production of the main Volkswagen model Golf paralyzed at the main plant. the Group also considered the possibility of short-time working.

affected workers among others in assembly, body shop, paint, pressing plant and quality assurance. for the locations Braunschweig, Zwickau and Kassel will this also be considered. In the Passat Emden plant already for 7500 employees working hours were logged.

a total of more than 20,000 VW employees have been affected, are unable to work as normal, said a VW spokesman .

An overview of the VW production locations can be found here:

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source:. Handelsblatt, VW Navigator

to blame for the crisis of overproduction are in the favor of Volkswagen suppliers.

The resident in Saxony company Car Trim and ES Automobilguss, both of which belong to the group Prevent, have suspended the supply of seat covers and transmission parts to Volkswagen Suppliers argue again, VW is responsible for the delivery stop. Reason is a timely and groundless termination of contracts by VW, told Alexander Gerstung, managing supplier ES Automobilguss with. Volkswagen failed to grant him compensation for the termination

industry insiders According to it is in truth something else. Because the exhaust affair VW currently trying to keep costs down and knock out lower prices from its suppliers, insiders say. Prevent now defends itself obviously against. Prevent feels according to “Bild am Sonntag” as a scapegoat and believed. Because of massive sales problems in golf, which should have caused a decline of 28 percent in July compared to the same month last year, Volkswagen was looking for an excuse to stop production

Around these parts, it is the VW supplier dispute

transmission parts

 VW confirms that it comes to transmission parts in one of the two suppliers, more detail does not name the car maker. The ES Automobilguss from Saxony specializes in the differential housing said castings and has recently invested specially for VW in manufacturing. The part encloses the differential gear. This compensates different wheel speeds of driven axles at which approximately arise that during cornering the outside wheel must travel a longer distance than the inner. Industry insiders believe that the company has received several thousand of housing per day, more than 1.5 million pieces per year. The turnover of the company was in 2014 at around 55 million euros.

Seat Covers

 The company Car Trim provides a VW subsidiary named Sitech . This 100 percent subsidiary in turn provides seats forth for VW models and is presumably part of remuneration or even complete seat covers from the supplier. The injunction of the Landgericht Braunschweig against the producers showed it comes to upholstery parts. It is still unclear what the are accurate.

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