Porsche workers asked to refuse bonuses for the fight against coronavirus

Porsche workers asked to refuse bonuses for the fight against coronavirus

April 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker is going to pay all its employees 9,000 euros. At the same time, the company made a request for a voluntary donation of funds to combat the pandemic.

Porsche will pay its employees a traditional annual award, the amount of which for 2019 will be 9,000 euros. Also, along with this, they will receive another 700 euros as a contribution to the pension fund. At the same time, Porsche urges the team on a voluntary basis to donate money to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus.

As the chairman of the board of directors of the German brand, Oliver Blum, explained, understanding is now more important than ever. “Industry, government and civic organizations must join forces to overcome this crisis together.”

In 2019, Porsche sold more than 280 thousand cars worldwide, which is 10% higher than the result of 2018. Most of the sales were shown by crossovers Cayenne and Macan, which sold 99.9 thousand and 92 thousand models, respectively.

At the end of March, Porsche was forced to stop production at its plants in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig after increasing the number of new coronavirus infected in Germany.