Germany - Pay dispute at Tesla - April 30, 2017

Tensions between the management of Tesla and its workers’ representatives have escalated to threats of a strike 3 months away from the planned start of the new Tesla Model 3 production. The head of the works council said that, while workers are excited about the prospect of working for Tesla, they also liked the security of having a broad range of clients. Workers are seeking a renegotiation of their labour agreement to get reassurance that Tesla is committed to local jobs in Prüm and they want to increase their compensation. In terms of salary, it seems that the union members are seeking an increase of 400 euro per month, while Tesla is offering 150 euros and stock options in the company.

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