News Digest Item
07 Sep 2017

“The big fear of the job massacre in the auto industry”

Die Welt / Federal German government

Workforce representatives of Germany’s car industry fear “massive job losses” due to the transition from the combustion engine to electric drives, write Nikolaus Doll and Philipp Vetter in Die Welt. In a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, works council representatives discussed the challenges for the industry's workforce in the coming years. According to a statement, Merkel said that the transition had to be designed in a forward-looking way by introducing new jobs for the workers. The workers' representatives and Merkel will meet again in autumn.

Read the article in German here and find the federal government’s statement in German here.

See the CLEW article Merkel at second diesel summit: must avoid driving bans "by all means" and the CLEW dossiers The Energiewende and German carmakers for more information.

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