Airbus does not want to announce any layoffs in Germany until March

The German Airbus locations will not announce any redundancies for operational reasons until the end of March. An Airbus spokesman announced that this was a result of the negotiations between the social partners.

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For Airbus employees, however, this intermediate step does not mean a complete all-clear: The aircraft manufacturer is continuing to cut jobs through severance payments, partial retirement models, transfer companies and other voluntary regulations. There could be redundancies for operational reasons in the coming year, depending on the number of employees then reached and the situation in the industry and the company.

The collective bargaining between Airbus and IG Metall Coast continues; the next hearing is scheduled for November. Among other things, this involves reducing working hours without wage compensation.

Because the orders for new aircraft have collapsed, Airbus wants to cut around 15,000 jobs worldwide, it was said so far. Of these, around 3200 jobs would be in northern Germany. In addition, more than half of 3,000 temporary workers have already lost their jobs.

Airbus has cut A320 production from 60 to 40 per month. Last September, the company delivered 57 commercial aircraft compared to 71 in the same month of the previous year. Has in the first nine months Airbus according to its own information a total of 341 aircraft delivered; A year ago it was 571 to date. Many experts question whether this has already bottomed out. That depends on the development of air traffic and the airlines, which is difficult to predict. So far, the market environment has recovered more slowly than expected. (with material from the dpa) /


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