Hamburg: The next traditional shipyard threatens massive job cuts

Hamburg: The next traditional shipyard threatens massive job cuts

Crisis mood at Blohm + Voss: Clearly massive job cuts are imminent at the traditional Hamburg shipyard. Parent company Lürssen on Thursday announced a deep restructuring that also affects jobs.

About 580 people are still together Blohm + Vos working. How many of them to leave, Bremen Lürsen shipyard boss Peter Lürsen did not say when presenting the plan on Thursday. There will be only “personnel adjustment”. Insiders talk of up to 100 positions.

Blohm + Voss in Hamburg: the cruise business has also been affected

The reason for the renovation was “uncompetitive cost structures” as well as low utilization for the next two years, Peter Luerson explained to the workforce. Blohm + Voss should therefore focus on the construction of new naval ships as well as the conversion and maintenance of mega yachts in the future. Trade with merchant ships would be completely abandoned.

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Cruise ships are also no longer in focus. Until now, they have often shaped depictions of works in shipyards, as floating castles in the docks can be seen from afar off the north bank of the Elbe. Only orders that have already been agreed upon should still be carried out. The parent company also wants to test whether Blohm + Voss still needs all the space. Ferries may also be closed.

Union announces protest against downsizing

More details were not disclosed on Thursday. The first thing to do is to start a conversation with the Working Council. IG Metal Hamburg Union has already announced that it will not accept mere job cuts. just found out two weeks ago In Hamburg’s oldest shipyard, Pella Cietas, Neuenfelde, all employees must leave. After that filed for bankruptcy in July No new investors found.

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