Instead of simply laying off employees, the carmaker decided to explore all possible ways to save.
When FCA and PSA announced their merger, creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker, Stellantis, one of their main arguments was to cut costs. At the same time, Stellantis undertook not to limit the number of workers employed in the factories. Instead, she wanted to look for savings opportunities elsewhere.
And as it turns out now, the search was really consistent and apparently missed no opportunity. According to Reuters, the company has decided to reduce spending on cleaning services and limit the number of toilets in some of its plants as part of austerity measures.
Davide Provenzano, a member of the FMI unions, was told in an interview with Reuters that Stellantis management, for example, had reduced the number of toilets and cleaning costs at the Mirafiori plant in Turin, where the new Fiat 500 is being built. transport organization.
Similar austerity measures were also to be taken at the Atesa plant, where, according to UILM unions, management reduced the cost of cleaning services by 35 percent. However, the costs of disinfection and pre-covid-19 services were to remain unchanged, as should the number of toilets. However, the fact that the plant is working at practically full capacity could have played a role here. In an interview with Reuters, a member of the FOIM unions was to mention the assumption that the new austerity measures are primarily the work of the plant’s management.
However, as part of its austerity measures, Stllantis must, above all, adjust its model range so that its own brand cars do not compete in certain markets. The company also canceled plans to return the Peugeot brand to the US and disbanded the SRT team, whose members should now work on various sports models within Stellantis.