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    • BMW reaches deal with workers that allows them to endure up to 30% sales slump without posting a loss or needing layoffs

      Seems BMW is preparing for a European economic meltdown. We all know the global economy is in turmoil and BMW is being proactive about it. Last month BMW agreed to a deal with employees that would allow them if necessary to end extra shifts, force mandatory holidays on employees, and remove certain overtime privileges in case of a crisis. These changes allow BMW to survive up to a 30% sales downturn without posting a loss.


      A BMW spokesperson states, "Our agreement with workers (of late September) provides for a whole bunch of flexibilisation measures. The goal of the plan is to preserve jobs." BMW instead of cutting jobs should the market turn sour (which things sure seem to be heading that direction) will cut shifts, force employees to take vacations, and eliminate overtime privileges. Sounds a lot better than a string of layoffs.

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      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Very nice of them.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Very nice of them.
        It's ultimately about protecting the bottom line.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        For sure, but I'm sure the employees appreciate it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        For sure, but I'm sure the employees appreciate it.
        Less work is better than no work, sure.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        maybe they know something we dont
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        maybe they know something we dont
        Considering how the auto manufacturers are the pride of the German government... I think we should pay attention.