Nearly 9,000 BMW workers will have a short program of work in January, the Germans expecting to decreases in sales for certain models. BMW announced today that they will reduce working hours for 8800 employees in January, provided that German producer expects a drop in demand for certain models in the market.
Most workers affected (8300 people) are working at BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany, where they produce the current generation of 5-Series. In this production site, will begin hard work again in February, when the BMW Dingolfing plant will start producing the next generation of 5-Series.
BMW is not the only German company that has taken such a decision, the German government will support some costs of employees who will suffer a reduced work schedule. In the car market domain, Daimler announced that they don’t exclude identical measures, while Porsche, is a company whose workers are already affected by the reduction of working hours.