Switzerland - Schindler starts outsourcing - March 31, 2016

Elevator company Schindler announced that it will downsize its factory staff at Ebikon in canton Lucerne. It is likely that the jobs will be outsourced overseas. The company said that the strong growth in the Asian market and high production costs in Switzerland prompted the move. More and more orders are being processed abroad, according to Schindler, which meant that the workers were not being utilised to full capacity. The job cuts are expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The company plans to achieve some of the downsizing through internal transfers and early retirement but stated that redundancies cannot be excluded. Consultations with workers representatives have been initiated. Trade union Unia condemned the restructuring and demanded that the company stop relocating jobs abroad.

English: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/manufacturing-costs_elevator-company-schindler …  

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