H Volkswagen με κέρδη 11,5 δις το 2012, αφού μείωσε τους μισθούς των υψηλόβαθμων στελεχών της, ανακοίνωσε σήμερα ότι θα δώσει 7.200 ευρώ (μικτά) bonus σε κάθε υπάλληλο της που καλύπτεται από συλλογική σύμβαση εργασίας.
Το ποσό αυτό είναι αποτέλεσμα των διαπραγματεύσεων μεταξύ των των εργατικών συνδικάτων των εργοστασίων Brunswick, Emden, Hanover, Kassel, Salzgitter και Wolfsburg της Volkswagen με το διοικητικό συμβούλιο της Volkswagen. Το VW Group το 2012 πούλησε περισσότερα από 9 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα, ενώ απασχολεί 550.000 υπαλλήλους σε όλο τον κόσμο.
Ο Δρ Horst Neumann, μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου της Volkswagen και υπεύθυνος για το ανθρώπινο δυναμικό, δήλωσε:
Αυτό το bonus είναι το αποτέλεσμα της σκληρής δουλειάς των εργαζομένων της εταιρίας. Η επάξια συμμετοχή αυτών είναι μέρος της επιτυχίας μας. Το 2012, η ομάδα της Volkswagen για άλλη μια φορά έκανε εξαιρετική δουλειά και κάθε μέλος του προσωπικού μας θα επωφεληθεί για τα επιτεύγματα της ομάδας.
Volkswagen to pay employees covered by collective bargaining agreements a performance-related bonus of € 7,200
- Human Resources Board Member Dr. Neumann praises top performance
- Works Council Chairman Osterloh: Team success pays
Wolfsburg, 27 February 2013 – For the 2012 financial year, the employees of Volkswagen AG covered by collective bargaining agreements are to receive a performance-related bonus of € 7,200 gross. This amount is the result of negotiations between the Works Council Chairmen of the Brunswick, Emden, Hanover, Kassel, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg plants and the Volkswagen Board of Management.
Dr. Horst Neumann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for human resources, said: “This bonus is the result of hard work and is well-earned. It is the well-deserved participation of employees in our success. In 2012, the Volkswagen team once again did outstanding work and every member of our workforce will benefit from the achievements of the team.”
General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh commented: “Thanks to its employees, Volkswagen has come a further step closer to achieving the objective of its Strategy 2018, which is to be the leader in the automotive industry. To a large extent, the success of the company depends on the competence, dedication and performance orientation of our colleagues. It is therefore only consistent that they should receive good success participation as a reward for their efforts.”
Human Resources Board Member Dr. Neumann also underlined the advantages of the remuneration structure at Volkswagen: “Volkswagen pays a fair basic salary, rewards outstanding team performance by success participation and honors individual commitment by a performance-oriented remuneration component.” He said that the objective in the upcoming pay negotiations would be to maintain a balance between a fair basic salary, competitiveness and safeguarding jobs.
In view of market developments, especially in southern Europe, Neumann had a word of caution: “The situation is becoming more difficult. In southern Europe, the consequences of the financial crisis have not yet been overcome and competition is becoming increasingly tough.”
Osterloh underlined: “Conditions are tough and many companies in the industry are fighting for survival. However, despite the sales crisis in southern and western Europe, Volkswagen is paying a success participation. This shows us at Volkswagen that dedication pays.”
Note for editorial teams: The amount calculated using the formula laid down in collective bargaining agreements has been supplemented by an additional payment. The bonus therefore gives no indication of the performance of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand.
Volkswagen’s Human Resources Board Member Dr. Neumann: Tough competition calls for heightened risk awareness
- Works meeting attended by 18,000 employees in Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg, 27 February 2013 – The Volkswagen Group has completed the 2012 financial year successfully, despite a difficult market environment. The Group sold more than 9 million vehicles for the first time in 2012 and now has more than 550,000 employees. “2013 is going to be difficult and the situation in our domestic market, Europe, is dramatic,” warned Dr. Horst Neumann, Member of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Board of Management responsible for human resources, at a works meeting held at the Wolfsburg plant today. “The situation in southern and western Europe poses enormous challenges for carmakers who depend on this market. The competitive situation will remain very tough over the coming months.”
Some 18,000 employees of the Wolfsburg plant took part in the works meeting, which was also attended by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and by Lower Saxony’s newly elected Minister-President, Stephan Weil, who is also a new member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft.
“With its excellent vehicles and its strong team, Volkswagen is very well-positioned,” said Neumann. “This is also evident from the employment figures. The Group has gained around 220,000 employees since 2007. 100,000 new jobs were created because many new customers are enthusiastic about our vehicles. We gained a further 119,000 employees through the expansion of the Group to include Scania, MAN, Porsche Holding Salzburg, Porsche AG and Ducati. Volkswagen is a reliable engine for employment.“
Despite the successes achieved, heightened risk awareness was necessary, said Neumann: “We must not become complacent. Competition is tougher than ever before and we need to work hard for success and growth. This is why first-class vehicles such as our new Golf 7, outstanding quality right down to the smallest detail, and flexible and efficient processes both in production and in other areas are more important than ever before.” He added that it would be important to maintain a balance between a fair basic salary, competitiveness and safeguarding jobs in the upcoming pay negotiations.
Despite and even because of the growing challenges, Volkswagen is making significant investments. “With €50.2 billion up to 2015, the Group has embarked on the largest investment program in its history,” Neumann underlined. “Volkswagen is investing throughout the world, in Europe, in Germany and in Wolfsburg. Volkswagen is investing in products, plants and the training of its employees.”
He added that high specialist competence, training and the multiplication of the knowledge available were extremely important for Volkswagen. Neumann stated that the dual vocational training system was the key to good craftsmanship. “Volkswagen already trains three quarters of its 16,500 apprentices throughout the world on the basis of the German dual training system. In addition to the Golf, the Audi A4 and the Porsche 911, this system is one of the Group’s most popular exports. Governments in other countries have recognized the fact that our training helps safeguard industrial jobs. There is tremendous international interest in our training model.”
Despite the more difficult situation on the European automobile market, the employees of Volkswagen AG covered by collective bargaining agreements are to receive a success-related bonus of €7,200. “This amount is only slightly lower than the record value for the previous year,” said Neumann. “The joint efforts of the Volkswagen team are therefore once again bringing benefits for each individual employee.”
In order to reduce traffic to and from work in Wolfsburg, a number of projects were already realized at the initiative of the Traffic Task Force last year. These included additional parking spaces for car pools, a bus shuttle inside the plant, bus services with new timetables and better connections, new car parks and a new autobahn exit lane. “Each building brick helps in improving traffic flow,” said Neumann. “That makes travel to and from work faster, providing a higher quality of life in our region. We will be making further improvements in 2013. These will also take into account suggestions received from our employees.”
The Human Resources Board Member also announced that Volkswagen was supporting local authorities in their efforts to develop childcare facilities near to the plant. “It is the task of local authorities to meet the demand for childcare. However, good childcare is also very important for us and our employees,” said Neumann. “This is why we have agreed with the municipality of Wolfsburg that we will provide initial financing to support the creation of 100 new nursery places for our employees’ children.”