Siemens and Central Works Council agree on package of employee measures
Labor Director Russwurm: "We're pleased at the quick agreement. Measures will start at once."
To prepare employees for the changed requirements of today's labor market, the Siemens transfer company will focus on training opportunities as well as job counseling and placement services. Employees joining the transfer company will be able to obtain, for example, additional qualifications recognized by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce - such as certificates of vocational competency in promising fields of technology and engineering - at Siemens' training centers. In the transfer company, which is scheduled to begin operation on November 1, 2008, employees will continue to receive 85 percent of their current gross salary. The goal of the transfer company is to find jobs for employees both in and outside Siemens. Placement services via a job market set up by Siemens are planned to start as of September 1.
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building systems. Integrated hardware and software technologies combined with comprehensive industry-specific solutions enable Siemens to enhance the productivity and efficiency of its customers in industry and infrastructure. The Sector comprises six Divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), Siemens Industry generated sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated) with around 209,000 employees worldwide. http://www.siemens.com/...
With the business activities of Siemens VAI Metal Technologies, (Linz, Austria), Siemens Water Technologies (Warrendale, Pa., U.S.A.), and Industry Technologies, (Erlangen, Germany), the Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities. Using its own products, systems and process technologies, Industry Solutions develops and builds plants for end customers, commissions them and provides support during their entire life cycle.
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