Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Workers Get Profit-Sharing Bonus

Automotive

Workers at German car maker Mercedes-Benz's plant in Kecskemét (82 km southeast of Budapest) will get a gross HUF 870,000 profit-sharing bonus at the beginning of April, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary said on Saturday, state news wire MTI reports.

The bonus, to be paid to all contracted laborers as well as staff at the plant, is part of a wage deal reached by management and unions in December.

The agreement includes a 17%-plus-7% wage increase and additional inflation-linked payouts.

More than 4,500 people work at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemet at present. "Several hundred" new hires will be made as the plant expands and adds lines for fully-electric models in 2023. 

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