Uralvagonzavod is preparing a large-scale reduction of staff

The corporation "Uralvagonzavod" plans to throw up to 15 thousand people from its factories to reduce costs. The remaining salaries will not be increased.
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The largest corporation UrFO, "Uralvagonzavod", prepares mass cuts. On the street may be 15 thousand people in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions. The letter of the UVZ management was sent to 39 enterprises that are part of the holding. The authorities declare their ignorance, and the top management of UVZ is looking for a source of information leakage.

As it became known to "URA.RU", the enterprises of the corporation received a letter about the need to implement the "Program for reducing the holding's costs" in early summer. According to a source at the UVZ, the general director of the corporation, Alexander Potapov, ordered dramatically cut costs in two stages. As part of the first - to reduce costs already this year. In parallel, the enterprises of the holding were instructed to develop a program designed for 2019-2025. One more letter was sent to help plant managers, where a template of the table with a list of items on which it will be necessary to save this year is attached. The letter indicates the payroll and the sub-item "Reducing the number".

According to the source of "URA.RU" in the corporation, all four dozen plants sent their proposals and received approval.

Among the main measures to reduce the budget was the dismissal of employees. "Under the guise of optimizing costs, 15,000 employees of the corporation in different regions will be dismissed," the interlocutor believes.

If the data is correct, employees of 12 Sverdlovsk enterprises will be reduced. Two of them are in Yekaterinburg. The rest, including the parent plant Uralvagonzavod, is in Nizhny Tagil. In the Chelyabinsk region, reductions are expected at seven enterprises, the largest of which is ChTZ-Uraltrak. Dismissals will affect plants from Bashkortostan, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Kemerovo, Tomsk and Vladimir regions, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Moscow region.

Director for Corporate Communications - Adviser to the General Director UVZ Dmitry Kalenichenko told the correspondent of "URA.RU" that the observed organizational changes are a normal process of the specified development strategy of the holding. The expected reductions in the corporation were refuted.

"15 thousand employees - unreliable information, which is more like rumors.

Moreover, the holding does not expect a drop in capacity utilization and does not suffer from a shortage of orders. However, one of the activities of the cost reduction plan is to optimize the staffing level. Some enterprises of the company envisage such measures, for example, in connection with the closure or conservation of workshops. This is normal financial and economic activity, which does not mean a massive reduction in staff, "the press service said.

According to the agency, the corporation's management is looking for a source of information leakage.

The minister of industry of the Sverdlovsk region Sergey Perestoronin did not believe in the information about future cuts. "There is no prerequisite for this, UVZ works in the planned mode. At the end of the year, all indicators were above 100%. Therefore it is difficult to say who puts such forecasts. We saw the "Uraltransmash" stand with the trams on "Innoprom". And this topic will only increase. According to the state defense order, there are no cutbacks, too, "the official told URA.RU. On a reminder of the Defense Ministry's refusal to purchase the Armata tanks produced by UVZ because of the high cost, the minister replied: "Armata" "as it was, it remains."

With and. about. the head of Nizhny Tagil Vladislav Pinaev could not be contacted promptly - according to the agency, he is on a business trip. The journalist "URA.RU" asked for comments in the Department of Labor and Employment of the Sverdlovsk region, the answer was not received yet.

The head of the Main Directorate for Labor and Employment of the Chelyabinsk Region, Vladislav Smirnov, said that there was no official information about abbreviations of local enterprises of UVZ. At the same time, there are 11,000 vacancies in the region. "There is a demand for workers, factory workers," the official said. According to "URA.RU", in the staff of "ChTZ-Uraltrac" there are 6,3 thousand people. The company has already transferred 1.5 thousand employees for part time. At the same time, the plant has a large staff of designers and administrative staff, measured by hundreds of people.

For the sake of reducing costs, UVZ has already curtailed financing of social projects like the hockey club Sputnik from Nizhny Tagil. According to this monocity, dismissals on Uralvagonzavod will be hit hardest. In 2016 there were already held rallies against mass reductions. Their organizer, Ilya Korovin, known in the city as Ilya Tagilchanin, confirmed to the correspondent of URA.RU that it would be extremely difficult to find a new job for the dismissed factory workers. "I live in the Dzerzhinsky district where the UVZ is located. In addition to the plant people have nowhere to work. Closed stores that existed for 10-15 years, and instead they appear alkomarkety. Enterprises cease to operate, for example, such as a woodworking plant. Medium and small business makes ends meet. Demand falls on everything. People who can not get to the UVZ, are occupied by some non-skilled specialties, where they receive 10-15 thousand rubles each. And you can see how they simply degrade, "the interlocutor shared his fears.