The collective bargaining between the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the IG Metall trade union will start today, Thursday. In view of the sharp drop in demand due to the corona pandemic, the group intends to cut around 3.000 jobs in Germany. Around 2.325 jobs are affected in the Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel plant alone.
IG Metall does not consider the downsizing to be necessary and advocates that Airbus should focus on short-time work. For this reason, protests are also carried out in front of the hotel where the negotiations between the employer and the union take place. Over the past few weeks, IG Metall and the works council have repeatedly organized similar events. The aim of the employee representatives is to prevent impending layoffs.