The Truth About Cars » Bochum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Opel Reaches Severance Deal With Bochum Workers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/opel-reaches-severance-deal-with-bochum-workers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/opel-reaches-severance-deal-with-bochum-workers/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=845489 General Motors subsidiary Opel has come to terms on a severance package for workers at its Bochum factory, set to close this year as part of the company’s restructuring plan. Reuters reports Opel’s management reached a “binding and reliable” agreement with German labor union IG Metall. NASDAQ adds workers will receive €552 million ($748 million […]

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General Motors subsidiary Opel has come to terms on a severance package for workers at its Bochum factory, set to close this year as part of the company’s restructuring plan. Reuters reports Opel’s management reached a “binding and reliable” agreement with German labor union IG Metall. NASDAQ adds workers will receive €552 million ($748 million […]

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Opel Workers In Bochum Walk Off The Job http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/opel-workers-in-bochum-walk-off-the-job/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/opel-workers-in-bochum-walk-off-the-job/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 17:45:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489304 First signs of the interaction between Opel and its  Bochum workforce getting nasty.  Today, Opel workers in Bochum stopped the lines for several hours to attend a so-called “information session” with the works council, Germany’s Automobilwoche [sub] says. Workers and works council have not agreed that the production of the Zafira will be moved to […]

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First signs of the interaction between Opel and its  Bochum workforce getting nasty.  Today, Opel workers in Bochum stopped the lines for several hours to attend a so-called “information session” with the works council, Germany’s Automobilwoche [sub] says. Workers and works council have not agreed that the production of the Zafira will be moved to […]

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Opel’s Zafira To Remain In Germany http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/opels-zafira-to-remain-in-germany/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/opels-zafira-to-remain-in-germany/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 15:34:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488592 GM won’t punish its German workforce for the uppity behavior of Bochum’s employees. Instead of moving production of the Zafira to UK’s Ellesmere Port, as some expected, production will remain in Deutschland. According to Reuters, “General Motors’ loss-making European brand Opel will move production of the multi-purpose vehicle Zafira to Ruesselsheim in Germany, shoring up […]

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GM won’t punish its German workforce for the uppity behavior of Bochum’s employees. Instead of moving production of the Zafira to UK’s Ellesmere Port, as some expected, production will remain in Deutschland. According to Reuters, “General Motors’ loss-making European brand Opel will move production of the multi-purpose vehicle Zafira to Ruesselsheim in Germany, shoring up […]

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Who Will Get Opel’s Zafira When Bochum Closes? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/who-will-get-opels-zafira-when-bochum-closes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/who-will-get-opels-zafira-when-bochum-closes/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 11:21:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488275 Now that Opel workers in Bochum refused a plan to keep the factory open, now that an intervention by UAW’s Bob King went exactly nowhere, the question is where to move production of the Opel Zafira when Bochum closes its doors by end of 2014. In the running: Rüsselsheim, Germany, and Ellesmere Port, UK. Both […]

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Now that Opel workers in Bochum refused a plan to keep the factory open, now that an intervention by UAW’s Bob King went exactly nowhere, the question is where to move production of the Opel Zafira when Bochum closes its doors by end of 2014. In the running: Rüsselsheim, Germany, and Ellesmere Port, UK. Both […]

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Porsche Snaps Up Opel Workers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/porsche-snaps-up-opel-workers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/porsche-snaps-up-opel-workers/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 11:18:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487096 Porsche is looking to fill 1,400 jobs in for its expanded factory  in Leipzig, where the new Macan SUVlet will be built by the end of the year. A lot of these jobs will go to current Opel workers, says Germany’s Focus. According to the report, Porsche received  32,000 applications for the 1,400 jobs, “most […]

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Porsche is looking to fill 1,400 jobs in for its expanded factory  in Leipzig, where the new Macan SUVlet will be built by the end of the year. A lot of these jobs will go to current Opel workers, says Germany’s Focus. According to the report, Porsche received  32,000 applications for the 1,400 jobs, “most […]

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Opel Abandons Bochum Completely http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/opel-abandons-bochum-completely/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/opel-abandons-bochum-completely/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:44:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486552 Bob King’s attempts to ingratiate himself with German unions, and to make Opel’s Bochum workers reconsider their decision to turn down Opel’s restructuring plan, are being ignored. Actually, it appears as if they had the opposite effect. Days after King’s comment, Bochum plant manager Manfred Gellrich rejected new discussions, saying Opel does not want to […]

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Bob King’s attempts to ingratiate himself with German unions, and to make Opel’s Bochum workers reconsider their decision to turn down Opel’s restructuring plan, are being ignored. Actually, it appears as if they had the opposite effect. Days after King’s comment, Bochum plant manager Manfred Gellrich rejected new discussions, saying Opel does not want to […]

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Bob King Intervenes In Bochum, Receives Cold Shoulder http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-intervenes-in-bochum-receives-cold-shoulder/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bob-king-intervenes-in-bochum-receives-cold-shoulder/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:54:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486072 UAW boss Bob King told Opel’s Bochum workers to vote again, and to this time accept a deal that had been worked out between the German metal worker union IG Metall and GM. According to Reuters, “UAW President Bob King, who is a member of Opel’s supervisory board, said on Tuesday that workers at GM’s […]

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UAW boss Bob King told Opel’s Bochum workers to vote again, and to this time accept a deal that had been worked out between the German metal worker union IG Metall and GM. According to Reuters, “UAW President Bob King, who is a member of Opel’s supervisory board, said on Tuesday that workers at GM’s […]

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Opel’s Bochum Workers Reject Deal, Prepare For Costly Battle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/opels-bochum-workers-reject-deal-prepare-for-costly-battle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/opels-bochum-workers-reject-deal-prepare-for-costly-battle/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:31:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481989 GM has a huge problem in Bochum – or an unexpected opportunity.  Workers at Opel’s Bochum plant yesterday refused a restructuring plan that would guarantee auto production in Bochum through 2016, and that would keep the plant making components after that. GM answered on the same day:  ”Production of the Zafira Tourer and  the waiver […]

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GM has a huge problem in Bochum – or an unexpected opportunity.  Workers at Opel’s Bochum plant yesterday refused a restructuring plan that would guarantee auto production in Bochum through 2016, and that would keep the plant making components after that. GM answered on the same day:  ”Production of the Zafira Tourer and  the waiver […]

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Trying To Sort Through The Opel Mess: It’s A Pre-Programmed Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/trying-to-sort-through-the-opel-mess-its-a-pre-programmed-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/trying-to-sort-through-the-opel-mess-its-a-pre-programmed-crash/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:28:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479624   I have been trying to make heads or tails out of yesterday’s contradicting news about the big deal between Opel and the unions, and so does German media. So much is clear: The truth and GM’s press release about a “successful conclusion” of the negotiations with the Opel works council are miles apart. There […]

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  I have been trying to make heads or tails out of yesterday’s contradicting news about the big deal between Opel and the unions, and so does German media. So much is clear: The truth and GM’s press release about a “successful conclusion” of the negotiations with the Opel works council are miles apart. There […]

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GM’s Euro-Trash: All Agree On Opel Deal, Except For The Union Boss http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/gms-euro-trash-all-agree-on-opel-deal-except-for-the-union-boss/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/gms-euro-trash-all-agree-on-opel-deal-except-for-the-union-boss/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:51:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479453 Messy, messy, messy: Can’t even close a proper deal with the unions. GM and the unions have an agreement. It is basically as reported this morning. The deal has the signatures of management and unions. One signature is missing, reports Die Welt: That of Bochum works council chief Rainer Einenkel. With the missing signature, there […]

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Messy, messy, messy: Can’t even close a proper deal with the unions. GM and the unions have an agreement. It is basically as reported this morning. The deal has the signatures of management and unions. One signature is missing, reports Die Welt: That of Bochum works council chief Rainer Einenkel. With the missing signature, there […]

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Armistice Confusion At Opel: Unions 2, Girsky Nil – Wait, Game Not Over? Never Mind … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/armistice-at-opel-unions-2-girsky-nil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/armistice-at-opel-unions-2-girsky-nil/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:26:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479422   If you think that GM will get a handle on its abundant capacity problems in Europe – abandon all hope. Or rather: Postpone hope for until after 2016, or maybe later. Also, write off any  expectations that Steve Girksy would successfully play hardball with German Metalworker Unions. Deadball is more likely. With the decision […]

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  If you think that GM will get a handle on its abundant capacity problems in Europe – abandon all hope. Or rather: Postpone hope for until after 2016, or maybe later. Also, write off any  expectations that Steve Girksy would successfully play hardball with German Metalworker Unions. Deadball is more likely. With the decision […]

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Girksy To Opel Workers: Allow Me To Rip Out Your Heart, Or Else http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/girksy-to-opel-workers-allow-me-to-rip-out-your-heart-or-else/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/girksy-to-opel-workers-allow-me-to-rip-out-your-heart-or-else/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478979 By Thursday, GM wants to have a definite deal with the Opel unions  at least that’s the deadline Steve Girsky has set. The parties are further apart than Dems and Reps over the sequester. Steve Girsky wanted the unions to agree that Opel’s toolmaking, prototype building and central production planning will be outsourced, or moved […]

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By Thursday, GM wants to have a definite deal with the Opel unions  at least that’s the deadline Steve Girsky has set. The parties are further apart than Dems and Reps over the sequester. Steve Girsky wanted the unions to agree that Opel’s toolmaking, prototype building and central production planning will be outsourced, or moved […]

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German Government: No Bailout For Opel, Management To Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/german-government-no-bailout-for-opel-management-to-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/german-government-no-bailout-for-opel-management-to-blame/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:07:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469794 A day after GM’s announcement to close down most of its Bochum plant, Germany’s vice chancellor and economy Minister Philipp Rösler blamed GM’s management for Opel’s misery. German carmakers like Volkswagen, BMW or Daimler are relatively unaffected by the European contagion, because they are successful in export markets. “It has been a mistake that Opel […]

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A day after GM’s announcement to close down most of its Bochum plant, Germany’s vice chancellor and economy Minister Philipp Rösler blamed GM’s management for Opel’s misery. German carmakers like Volkswagen, BMW or Daimler are relatively unaffected by the European contagion, because they are successful in export markets. “It has been a mistake that Opel […]

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Opel Takes Steps To Close Bochum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/opel-takes-steps-to-close-bochum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/opel-takes-steps-to-close-bochum/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:28:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469666 GM’s Opel will cease building cars at its German Opel plant. After 2016, no complete cars will roll off the lines at the 50 year old plant. Opel will keep a logistics hub in Bochum. The plant will continue making yet undefined components, Opel’s interim boss Thomas Sedran told German media today. The decision will […]

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GM’s Opel will cease building cars at its German Opel plant. After 2016, no complete cars will roll off the lines at the 50 year old plant. Opel will keep a logistics hub in Bochum. The plant will continue making yet undefined components, Opel’s interim boss Thomas Sedran told German media today. The decision will […]

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Perspective 2022: Ten Years More Of Opel Losses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/perspective-2022-ten-years-more-of-opel-losses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/perspective-2022-ten-years-more-of-opel-losses/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:07:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465356 We have documented how GM and Opel have a hard time separating themselves from the Bochum plant, something that is urgently necessary to address Opel’s dangerous overcapacity. The date to close the plant is being kicked more and more down the road and well past the use-by date of the current and some future Opel […]

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We have documented how GM and Opel have a hard time separating themselves from the Bochum plant, something that is urgently necessary to address Opel’s dangerous overcapacity. The date to close the plant is being kicked more and more down the road and well past the use-by date of the current and some future Opel […]

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Opel Prolongs The Pain: No Layoffs Or Plant Closures Through 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/opel-prolongs-the-pain-no-layoffs-plant-closures-through-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/opel-prolongs-the-pain-no-layoffs-plant-closures-through-2016/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 11:06:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465145 Unions reached a last minute deal with Opel:  Plant closures and layoffs are off the table through 2016. This according to information given by works council chief Walter Einenkel to the usually reliable Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. The deal needs to be approved by union members. A meeting has been called for today.  There is no […]

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Unions reached a last minute deal with Opel:  Plant closures and layoffs are off the table through 2016. This according to information given by works council chief Walter Einenkel to the usually reliable Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. The deal needs to be approved by union members. A meeting has been called for today.  There is no […]

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Opel Fix Will Cost More Time And Money Than Anyone Expected http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/opel-fix-will-cost-more-time-and-money-than-anyone-expected/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/opel-fix-will-cost-more-time-and-money-than-anyone-expected/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:46:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449370 Last Saturday, Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke wanted to address the workers at Opel’s Bochum plant. All he addressed was 2,000 backs as the workers got up and left. What triggered the row was Stracke’s unwillingness to commit to Bochum’s future beyond 2016. Last week, GM started to negotiate Bochum’s closure with the German metal workers […]

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Last Saturday, Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke wanted to address the workers at Opel’s Bochum plant. All he addressed was 2,000 backs as the workers got up and left. What triggered the row was Stracke’s unwillingness to commit to Bochum’s future beyond 2016. Last week, GM started to negotiate Bochum’s closure with the German metal workers […]

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Asked Whether He Will Close Bochum Plant, Opel Chief Says He Hasn’t Decided Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/asked-whether-he-will-close-bochum-plant-opel-chief-says-he-hasnt-decided-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/asked-whether-he-will-close-bochum-plant-opel-chief-says-he-hasnt-decided-yet/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 11:12:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445347 Opel chief Karl-Friedrich Stracke was asked to tell his workers unambiguously whether the Opel plant in Bochum will be closed or remain open. Today, Stracke met with workers in Bochum. He told them that no decision has been made – yet. The meeting took place after state premier Hannelore Kraft had called on Stracke “to […]

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Opel chief Karl-Friedrich Stracke was asked to tell his workers unambiguously whether the Opel plant in Bochum will be closed or remain open. Today, Stracke met with workers in Bochum. He told them that no decision has been made – yet. The meeting took place after state premier Hannelore Kraft had called on Stracke “to […]

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Official: GM Lets Ellesmere Port Live. Bochum Likely To Die http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/official-gm-lets-ellesmere-port-live-bochum-likely-to-die/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/official-gm-lets-ellesmere-port-live-bochum-likely-to-die/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 10:48:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444798 What was highly probable yesterday is definite: GM will shift production of the Astra compact from Germany to Ellesmere Port, England. Workers at the UK plant agreed nearly to a man and a woman (approval rate 94 percent) to a deal with GM that keeps Ellesmere Port open and that spells the near certain doom […]

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What was highly probable yesterday is definite: GM will shift production of the Astra compact from Germany to Ellesmere Port, England. Workers at the UK plant agreed nearly to a man and a woman (approval rate 94 percent) to a deal with GM that keeps Ellesmere Port open and that spells the near certain doom […]

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Decision Close: Opel Will Close Bochum, Keep Ellesmere Port Open http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/decision-close-opel-will-close-bochum-keep-ellesmere-port-open/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/decision-close-opel-will-close-bochum-keep-ellesmere-port-open/#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 20:50:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444748 Tomorrow, Thursday morning, GM will most likely announce that the new Opel Astra will be built at the Ellesmere Port plant near Liverpool, and no longer in Germany. This ends weeks of hard-nosed gamesmanship, where one plant was played against the other. According to a report in the London Telegraph, workers at the Vauxhall plant […]

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Tomorrow, Thursday morning, GM will most likely announce that the new Opel Astra will be built at the Ellesmere Port plant near Liverpool, and no longer in Germany. This ends weeks of hard-nosed gamesmanship, where one plant was played against the other. According to a report in the London Telegraph, workers at the Vauxhall plant […]

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How To Get Rich Quick: Lose Your Job At Opel, Collect $360,000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/how-to-get-rich-quick-lose-your-job-at-opel-collect-360000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/how-to-get-rich-quick-lose-your-job-at-opel-collect-360000/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:37:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397015 After tedious negotiations, and only after an arbitrator was brought in, GM’s Opel finally has a deal for its Bochum plant in Germany. As planned, 1,800 jobs will be cut. The deal will cost GM dearly. According to Automobilwoche [sub], workers who leave will receive golden parachutes of up to $360,000 a head. You did […]

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After tedious negotiations, and only after an arbitrator was brought in, GM’s Opel finally has a deal for its Bochum plant in Germany. As planned, 1,800 jobs will be cut. The deal will cost GM dearly. According to Automobilwoche [sub], workers who leave will receive golden parachutes of up to $360,000 a head. You did […]

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