Alstom, the French multinational rolling stock maker, has announced that it will cut up to 1,450 jobs worldwide over the next three years. The restructuring programme will affect former Bombardier sites in Switzerland and Germany. Alstom is to cut up to 1,300 jobs in train division in Germany, including sites in Hennigsdorf outside Berlin and Goerlitz. At the same time, Alstom plans to create 700 new jobs in signaling technology and software business in Germany. At its Swiss unit in Villeneuve, the company is to cut 150 jobs; the unit will cease production and will provide only services work in the future. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with employees’ representatives as the dismissals should be socially acceptable as possible, and the restructuring will involve internal transfers, retraining measures, early reteriment and severance packages.
Alstom Alstom operates in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling, and locomotives. Currently, the company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Bombardier was acquired by Alstom in January 2021.