Anger as Daimler considers outsourcing accounting

Struggling German car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler is considering outsourcing
some of its accounting work to lower-wage countries as part of its large-scale
restructuring programme.

‘The company is officially considering locations that include those in the
Czech Republic and India for some of the company’s accounting work,’ head of the

works’ council, Erich Klemm, was reported in the German media as saying.

It is not known how many jobs will be cut by the move, but the works’ council
is against the outsourcing plan.

It maintains that the automaker’s restructuring plans should not involve
sending more work abroad.

Daimler plans to cut about 6,000 positions world-wide, with 3,200 in Germany.

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