DSB will divest workshops with 500 employees

the DSB is working to divest the workshops, which supply spare parts for the trains. the Workshops are located in Copenhagen and Aarhus and employs 500 fuldti

DSB will divest workshops with 500 employees

the DSB is working to divest the workshops, which supply spare parts for the trains. the Workshops are located in Copenhagen and Aarhus and employs 500 fuldti

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
07 February 2020 Friday 08:00
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DSB will divest workshops with 500 employees

the DSB is working to divest the workshops, which supply spare parts for the trains.

the Workshops are located in Copenhagen and Aarhus and employs 500 fuldtidsmedarbejdere.

It writes the DSB in a press release.

According to the message there is support for the decision.

- in Principle seen had I would like to see a solution as the one chosen for the new electric locomotives, which the supplier receives the formal responsibility for the maintenance, and where the craftsmen are employees of the DSB, says the president of the FO Railway services, organising the craftsmen in the DSB, Jens Christian Hansen, in the statement.

- However, when it now not could allow themselves to do, I think, that this is the best opportunity to preserve the members ' jobs, he says.

The old train must gradually be replaced by new electric trains. The new train, as the RAILWAYS call the Future of Trains, shall be maintained by the supplier and not the DSB.

Therefore, the DSB that they no longer have the same need to drive the workshops.

It has meaning for employees. since the DSB has fewer opportunities to redeploy staff from reservedelsværkstederne, says the press release.

the Transition can also mean insecurity for the employees in the workshops.

- We make it harder for them to retain workers in the coming years, where the transition to the Future Train is prepared and the future prospect of the affected employees appear unclear, says the managing director of the DSB Flemming Jensen

- We have full employment in Denmark and can already now notice that there is a great demand of the employees, as a DSB employs. Therefore, we believe that the timing of any divestment is the right thing, he says.

According to the DSB is the purpose of the disposal, to ensure the best possible security of supply of critical spare parts.

Updated: 07.02.2020 08:00
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