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October 27, 2004

GERMANY: DaimlerChrysler denies job transfers signal looming layoffs

DaimlerChrysler plans to transfer jobs from its plant in Bremen, but said it was not a signal of layoffs to come.

By bcusack

DaimlerChrysler plans to transfer jobs from its plant in Bremen, but said it was not a signal of layoffs to come.

Company spokesman Stephan Oeri would not comment to the Associated Press (AP) on the number of jobs affected by the move or its timing, but said some of the moves would be temporary. The company plans to transfer the jobs to plants in Hamburg, Berlin and Rastatt, where the new Mercedes A-class is manufactured.

“It is not a question of cutting jobs,” Oeri reportedly said.

AP noted that the head of the plant’s work council earlier told Dow Jones Newswires that output of Mercedes’ aging C-class was slowing down, which translates into 1,200 unneeded jobs. Those jobs will return when production of the new C-class starts in 2007, he said.

In July, workers at the company plant in Sindelfingen – its largest – agreed to forgo raises and other benefits in order to keep their jobs secure to the end of 2012, AP added. The company had threatened to shut down the Sindelfingen plant and move production to the Bremen factory, which would have cost 6,000 jobs.

The Bremen plant employs about 13,700 people, Oeri told the Associated Press.

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