Alstom cuts up to 1,300 jobs in Germany on restructuring drive

Munich-French railway maker Alstom plans to reduce up to 1,300 of its approximately 10,000 jobs in Germany over the next three years as part of a post-purchase restructuring of Bombardier’s railway units. A spokeswoman said.

Train production in Germany, where Alstom has the largest labor force, will be curtailed and partially moved abroad, a spokesman confirmed Friday’s comment by trade union IG Metall.

At the same time, he said, the company will create 600 to 700 new jobs in its signaling technology and software business.

Alstom manufactures trains and signaling systems for urban and regional railway networks, some plants in Germany are structurally underutilized and production is more closely integrated into the European network. Said that it was aimed at.

It aims to implement redundancy in a socially responsible way through internal relocation, retraining, early retirement, or retirement packages.

IG Metall, which opposes Alstom’s headcount reduction plan, said the plan specifically affected the East German site, with headcount cuts hitting Hennigsdorf on the outskirts of Berlin from 350 to 450 and Görlitz from 300 to 400.

New work will be done primarily in Mannheim and Braunschweig in western Germany, and in Berlin. Alstom’s site in Cassel said it would not be affected.