Mercedes is offering employees up to 400,000 euros to leave the company

Automotive giant Daimler AG has faced major changes during the restructuring. Namely, on the one hand, the group will be divided into two new, independent companies this year: Mercedes-Benz for cars and vans and Daimler Truck for trucks and buses.

The car manufacturer, on the other hand, wants to become climate neutral before 2039 and must completely turn its production into electromobility. However, in order to be able to afford large investments, Daimler is followed by strict savings and this will have far-reaching consequences for the Group’s employees, writes Vecernji list.

In six German factories alone, there is a risk of 20,000 layoffs. Daimler CEO Ola Källenius last year announced a severance program that, according to the company, is voluntary. An engineer in his early 40s who came to the company after graduation can expect a severance pay of up to 400,000 euros, and the offer to leave has already been accepted by more than 3,500 employees, he has learned. Business Insider. A company spokesman stressed that this number does not include employees who left Daimler in partial retirement or retired. Otherwise, the number would be significantly higher, a spokesman said.

Not everyone is thrilled with the severance program. “We don’t want severance pay,” an Untertürkheim employee told the German media, who would rather see the money invested in further development. Business is going well right now. The departure of some colleagues would therefore make “holes”.

Source: Poslovni.hr / Vecernji.hr

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