»Hessapp has to stay in Taunusstein« (new-deutschland.de)


IG Metall could soon call the workforce for a strike.

Photo: Hans-Gerd Öfinger

For the employees of the metal company Hessapp in Taunusstein near Wiesbaden the past summer was not only due to high temperatures hot. In the middle of midsummer, she reached the news that her company was to be closed with around 180 jobs. But the workforce does not want to settle for this and seeks allies in the struggle to preserve the work.

The factory on Bundesstraße 275 has a decades-long success story behind it. The majority of employees are highly qualified skilled workers who manufacture parts on computer-controlled lathes. The products are used for wind turbines or railway cars or installed in cars. "We only feel the crisis of the internal combustion engine marginally," says Works Council Chairman Hans-Dieter Buff. The high professional level is also expressed in the training of young professionals. So have in the past …

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(TagToTranslate) Labor Disputes (t) IG Metall


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