EWC says NO to job cuts
In its detailed opinion (see below), the IRS opposes the large-scale job cuts and closure of sites, which are exclusively the result of a cost-saving strategy. Short-termism,lack of solid economic and industrial basis, and contradictions lead the IRS to conclude that the current plan is counter-productive and likely to jeopardise the future of the company, not least because of the significant loss of strategic know-how it would entail.
Social dialogue on the restructuring plan is now continuing at local level, building upon the results - especially the acute assessment and alternatives to the plan - of the IRS' information-consultation procedure. The IRS will continue to monitor the conduct and outcomes of local level negotiations.