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Opel closes its tool shop in Rüsselsheim

Opel closes its tool shop in Rüsselsheim

Another division of the main Rüsselsheim plant of the German car manufacturer Opel was closed. Contrary to previous announcements, the gadget store of about 260 employees will expire at the end of the year, management announced Wednesday. The Labor Council spoke in a bulletin to the workforce about the breach of contract because the company promised four months ago to obtain about 160 jobs in this field.

Opel is the only German brand in the European car company Stellantis, which was created at the beginning of the year from the parent company Peugeot PSA and Fiat-Chrysler. Since the PSA acquisition in August 2017, thousands of jobs have been cut, with layoffs not possible until the summer of 2025.

Conversations with the Business Council

Also in the current case, Opel wants to persuade employees to leave the company within the framework of agreements with the union. An Opel spokesperson said the company had taken all reasonable measures to keep capacity utilization and personnel requirements in the tool shop in an appropriate balance. Further talks will now take place with the Works Council. Workers’ protests against the Stellantis cycle were announced on Friday at all Opel sites.

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