NSAnother division of the car manufacturer Opel was closed. Contrary to previous announcements, tool manufacturing with about 260 employees at the main plant in Rüsselsheim is set to expire at the end of the year, management announced on Wednesday. The Labor Council spoke in a bulletin to the workforce about the breach of contract because the company promised four months ago to obtain about 160 jobs in this field. In addition, investment obligations from the future collective agreement with IG Metall will no longer be complied with.
Opel is the only German brand in the European car company Stellantis, which was created at the beginning of the year from the parent company Peugeot PSA and Fiat-Chrysler. Thousands of jobs have been cut since the PSA acquisition in August 2017, with layoffs not possible until the summer of 2025.
Also in the current case, Opel wants to persuade employees to leave the company within the framework of agreements with the union. An Opel spokesperson said the company had taken all reasonable measures to keep capacity utilization and personnel requirements in the tool shop in an appropriate balance. Further talks will now take place with the Works Council. Workers’ protests against the Stellantis cycle were announced on Friday at all Opel sites.
As reported by “Handelsblatt” and the newspapers of the VRM group.
## Places – [Adam-Opel-Haus](Friedrich-Lutzmann-Ring, 65428 Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany)
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## Contact – Michael Guntings, Opel Spokesperson, +49 6142 7 72279, +49 160482 8317,
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