Stellantis, Opel’s parent company, could transfer jobs from the development center in Germany to Morocco. The auto giant spoke of the high level of payroll taxes.
In its restructuring policy, which began a few months ago, the German car manufacturer plans to relocate part of its activities to the kingdom. The news was announced to employees at a recent meeting, German media reported, adding that officials spoke of the rising costs.
“There are more and more indications that the next reorganization of Stellantis is not only imminent, but that in certain areas, it is already being implemented illegally without prior information, advice and negotiation with employee representatives,” denounce trade unions. They announce that “legal steps have been taken” because “their rights have been violated”.
Meanwhile, the media recalled that Stellantis announced last week its intention to separate the two production plants of Rüsselsheim and Eisenach from Opel Automobile GmbH. Both infrastructures may soon no longer belong to Opel and have their own legal and production organizations.
Note that last August, Stellantis informed that the Rocks-e, an Opel model similar to Citroën’s AMI electric city car, will be manufactured at the group’s plant in Kenitra.