Germany - Works council bans overtime at Mercedes-Benz - June 30, 2017

Following difficult negotiations with the management over the future of the Untertürkheim site, the Works Council at this major supplying site of Mercedes-Benz will not allow any overtime as of 1 July 2017. So far, the plant management insists that the planned battery factory should not be a subdivision of the Untertürkheim site, but instead should be located at Deutsche Accumotive GmbH. Accumotive GmbH is a subsidiary company of Daimler AG based in Kamenz (Saxony). This represents a serious threat to some 19,000 workers at Untertürkheim currently producing combustion engines, transmissions and axles for cars.

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