There is a lot happening in the automobile industry, with the boom of technological advancement human resource is diminishing, as our machines are taking the job. The transition from conventional vehicles to electric has changed the arc.
According to Reuters, Volkswagen’s premium unit Audi wants to cut thousands of jobs to fund a costly transition to electric vehicles, but talks with powerful labor representatives have hit a logjam, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Volkswagen tapped former BMW executive Markus Duesmann to take the helm at Audi from April next year after the German premium brand lost key engineering know-how and influence in the wake of the 2015 diesel-cheating scandal.
A Weekly magazine Der Spiegel on Friday said Audi is pushing for 4,000 to 5,000 positions to be eliminated in negotiations, which are led by Audi’s interim boss Bram Schot.
Reuters reported that Audi, which has a 61,000 strong workforce in Germany, declined to comment, as did its works council. A sticking point is a demand by organized labor to extend an existing moratorium on forced redundancies from 2025 until 2030, the sources said.