Daimler will switch to shortened working hours for about 18,500 workers

Daimler will switch to shortened working hours for about 18,500 workers

April 22, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

This will affect the production of the C-Class and other compact models.

According to Reuters, Daimler is moving about 18,500 workers to work shorter hours due to chip shortages. It is reported that the factories in Bremen and Rastatt will operate in this mode. It is expected that the reduction in working hours will not affect the departments involved in work on special projects. Thus, from 23 to 30 April, the enterprises will not work at full capacity.

It is reported that the Bremen plant will relocate around 12,000 workers on a short working day. The facility manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLC crossovers and EQC electric models. Around 6,500 people work in the Rastatt factory where the A-Class, B-Class and GLA are assembled.

Earlier AutoTimesNews reported that Daimler will pay about $ 1.2 billion in fines for participating in a cartel agreement. The conspiracy was to stifle progress in reducing emissions from trucks between major European truck manufacturers.