It was agreed in the Pact for the Future for the Volkswagen brand that, on the one hand, 23,000 jobs will be eliminated by 2020, and on the other hand, 9,000 jobs in the area of e-mobility and new services will be created. What is the status of that now?
The planned job reduction along the demographic curve is underway. Around 7,500 of the planned 9,300 part-time retirement contracts have been signed so far. That shows that the offer is being met with acceptance. By the way, this also specifically applies to management! However, those employees born between 1955 and 1960 need to hurry if they still want to sign up for part-time retirement. The offer will only be available until July 31, 2017. As far as the jobs of the future are concerned, we are also making excellent progress. We’ll be issuing an interim report soon.