Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Dräxlmaier layoffs

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund plays a vital role in supporting workers affected by structural shifts in global trading. The representatives of the Dräxlmaier automotive component plant in Pitești have announced that the company is to cease production of its car wiring systems, thereby making 800 of its workers redundant.

This is the result of reduced orders and the loss of a major customer that has transferred its operations to Mexico. The 800 workers are to receive between 10 and 12 redundancy payments.

If the fund were mobilised, they could be given various forms of assistance in re-entering the employment market, such as: professional guidance, assistance in looking for jobs, integrated training, job-seekers’ allowances and training support.

In view of this:

To what extent does the Commission consider that Romania will be able to seek European Globalisation Adjustment Fund assistance for Dräxlmaier workers made redundant?