Corona pandemic: MAN Truck & Bus applies for short-time work for its plants


Due to current developments in connection with the spread of the corona virus and the measures and resolutions adopted in almost all countries, MAN Truck & Bus sees itself forced to apply for short-time work at its German plants. The regulation is to apply to the majority of employees at the production sites from March 23, 2020. Discussions on the agreements between the employer, employee representatives and authorities are continuing.

In view of the unclear overall situation and the almost hourly changes in events, MAN expects further and also increasing bottlenecks in the coming days, both in supplying production and in delivering vehicles and parts. This and MAN's concern for the welfare of its employees is forcing the company to apply for short-time work at its German production sites. Employees from administrative areas not affected by short-time work are to take advantage of existing flexible working time arrangements and work from home wherever possible.

Production will also be scaled back at non-German plants. MAN is doing everything in its power to maintain the operation of its sales and service locations worldwide to the full extent permitted by the overall situation, in order to safeguard supply chains. In addition, MAN has taken all necessary measures at all locations to ensure that the health of its employees is not jeopardized even in this extreme situation.