EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm and other locations


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 61500
Group: Volkswagen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 7500
Planned Job Reductions max: 9500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2025

Additional Information

The management and the works council of the German vehicle manufacturer Audi agreed on a restructuring programme 'Audi. Zukunft', which will cut 9,500 positions by 2025. Direct dismissals are excluded until 2029 due to a protection agreement between both sides. According to the employee representatives, the reduction would not include permanent positions. It is likely that the programme will affect temporary agency workers and that the job reduction will be realised by natural fluctuation, early retirement and voluntary termination of contracts.  
Additionally, the management and the works council expect that the current shift to e-mobility will create 2,000 new jobs by 2025.