PCB | August 19, 2008
Uproar at Ruwel in Grassau
After ownership changes at the former Ruwel plant in Grassau, Germany, the entire workforce has been in uproar.
According to Traunsteiner Tageblatt, around 75% of the workforce could well be losing their jobs. The new owners had surprised workforce, union and regional politicians with the demand for a wage-waiver-system. The salary levels are to be dropped to 70% and a large proportion of the workforce is to be paid on a €400-scheme. Speculations are also on the run as to whether or not Ruwel has paid the new owners a "negative" purchase price, because of possible future cost related to a social plan.