Lay-off talks between Vredestein and employees at its Enschede factory in The Netherlands have not resulted in an agreement. The talks were prompted by the management’s announcement in early March that the firm is moving much of its production to Hungary. Since this will result in laying off around 750 of the 1,200 employees, a works council was developed in order to formulate an alternative proposal. However, according to various local news reports, the proposal was not received positively by the company management.
Michelin’s managing partners, the executive committee as well as the chairman and independent members of the supervisory board have agreed to reduce their remuneration. The announcement comes in the context of the coronavirus crisis that has caused a noticeable slowdown in the activities of the Michelin Group and which has led to some employees having to undergo partial unemploym