BMW Hires Thousands of Permanent Staff at Its Plants
After cutting some of the temporary workers from its factories, BMW now plans to employ thousands of permanent staff in a new move developed by the concerned authorities. According to the reports, BMW’s management has struck a contract with the firm’s works council that will witness the number of temporary employees working at the plants fall to around 6,000 from about 12,000 currently. Meanwhile, the company also plans to offer permanent positions to thousands of workers and among those, many of them would be appointed from the current pool of temporary staff, according to the reports. This is a great move from the company as it provides again a permanent status to the staff who worked there for years.
As per the new move, the share of temporary workers in the firm’s work force is expected to fall to around 8-10 percent from 17 percent. Renowned automakers and automobile manufacturers have depended heavily on temporary employees and short-term contract workers these years to maintain balance in production and demand. It is not clear whether the new move from BMW would become a matter of concern for the company and for the other automakers.
“The negotiations over a new employment contract have not yet ended but have progressed very far. An agreement in the coming weeks is very likely,” said a spokesman in the magazine, which reported about the news.