In view of the departure from the combustion engine, the automotive supplier Bosch and its works council have agreed on how they want to shape the mobility change. The core of the agreement is the exclusion of redundancies until the end of 2027. This affects almost 80,000 employees in Germany, as the company, general works council and IG Metall trade union announced on Tuesday. This creates planning and security for the employees of the Mobility division, i.e. the supplier division.
According to the information provided, the agreement also stipulates that the works councils should be involved in strategic and economic planning at an early stage, for example in the settlement of future products. With the agreement, the future viability of the Mobility locations in Germany is secured in the long term, it said.
Bosch employees have long feared for their jobs because of the transformation to e-mobility. It was only in February that the head of the general works council for the supply division, Frank Sell, together with other employee representatives, rounded up 17,000 employees at nine German locations for a special works meeting. In a step that was unusual for Bosch, he then went before the press and asked for talks about the future.