Dudenhöffer: Tesla in Grünheide has an advantage when it comes to employee payments

Grünheide in Brandenburg, about dts
Grünheide in Brandenburg, about dts
The auto expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer sees the US electric car manufacturer Tesla when it comes to paying its employees at the Grünheide location an advantage over German car companies.

German companies are characterized by a lot of temporary work and an "exuberant tariff and wage group hierarchy", "Tesla does not go this way", said Dudenhöffer the "Handelsblatt" (Wednesday edition). Rather, CEO Elon Musk has a great interest in vertical integration and the innovative edge that he achieves with his employees.

"That is why Musk is not a fan of industry-wide agreements and collective agreements and detail-obsessed, union-coordinated workplace groups." Dudenhöffer spoke of an "individual path" that Musk is going to grow quickly with a tech lead. The great opportunities for employees lie in the growth and technology processes. "This is a different world than contracts secured by acquis", says the expert. “The employees are burning for Musk not because of the safeguarding of assets, but because of the possibilities to make a difference.” That is exactly what puts conventional carmakers under pressure. According to the employment agency in Frankfurt (Oder), Tesla will pay a gross monthly salary of 2.700 euros in the lowest wage group in its new Grünheide plant. “For Tesla, it is not a no-go to hire someone who has been out of work for a long time or who has not completed vocational training. That is a statement that many other companies do not, ”said the head of the authority, Jochem Freyer, the“ Handelsblatt ”. These people expect a starting salary of 2.700 euros. According to Freyer, Tesla will not take over and apply the collective wage agreement for the metal and electrical industry. But he thinks it is "a big step when we get closer to an industrial collective agreement".