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Locomotives, car technology and communication infrastructure: With Angela Merkel’s visit to China, Siemens’ business connections to the „Central Kingdom“ get more attention.
Of a global outsourcing volume of about 300 billion Dollar, experts assume, 22 are currently flowing to India. Indian IT-companies keep hiring thousands of qualified employees. But experts and local managers are warn that the boom might be over soon.
As a reaction to an intervention by the IG Metall, Siemens’ CEO in Canada promises fair negotiations on working conditions and professional future of a group of Turbine Designers in Hamilton.
Bosch Siemens, Infineon, AEG, CNH - at a growing number of companies employees resist offshoring and plant closures by taking to industrial action. They want to enforce socially acceptable collective agreements by sending up the costs of a potential relocation to a level at which the relocation itself is no longer profitable.
In an internal circular, Berndt Baumgartl, head of Com in the USA, has begun to prepare his employees for reorganisation measures in the near future.
A small group of turbine designers and their working conditions are under pressure at the Siemens Power Generation turbine plant in Hamilton/Canada.
Compared to the development of wages in other parts of the world, the increase of three percent recently negotiated for the German metal and electrical industry looks quite moderate. Wage levels increase around the globe - industrial workers in Southern China might even be granted a raise of about one quarter.
"Reorganisation scheme to be implemented rapidly“ is the title of a statement issued by Siemens Austria announcing measures due to the integration of VA tech and its building services engineering division Elin EBG. The scheme includes the loss of about 250 jobs.
BenQ-Mobile sells Research & Development Unit in Aalborg/ Denmark with about 250 employees to competitor Motorola. In return, it expands R&D capacities in Poland. German locations will not be affected directly.
While Siemens announces further staff reductions, employees’ representatives warn against precipitous cutbacks. The association of employee stockholders campaigns for a future within the corporation.