The German automotive giant Volkswagen has plans to cut more than 5,000 administrative jobs until the year 2023. The drastic measure is made to reduce costs and is already negotiating with workers’ representatives, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported.
The head of the VW works council, Bernd Osterloh, said in an interview with the newspaper ‘Braunschweiger Zeitung’ that the company wants to cut between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs due to the introduction of modern information technology systems.
The company’s management negotiates with the Volkswagen works council to reduce jobs, which will start next year.
Volkswagen has guaranteed employment in Germany until 2025, so it cannot carry out forced dismissals.
Given this scenario, it remains to be seen if the company’s subsidiaries, including those of Argentina and Brazil, will also feel the impact of the reduction.