EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines
Number Employed: 150000
Group: Deutsche Bahn

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-12-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 9000
Planned Job Reductions max: 9000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 03-01-2005
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2005

Additional Information

Stated-owned railway operator Deutsche Bahn AG and trade unions have come to an agreement that guarantees the 150,000 jobs at Deutsche Bahn until 2010 in return for a 5.5 pct reduction in staff costs, the negotiating parties said in a joint statement. Sources also said the operator is planning to cut about 9,000 jobs next year. Deutsche Bahn declined to comment on the job cuts but said staff levels had fallen from 251,000 at the end of 2002 to 243,000 in 2003 and 230,000 at the end of June 2004 (including its cargo unit Stinnes). Of the job cuts next year, 3,600 are understood to come from the passenger division.