Panorama: Minister Weil assures Alstom workforce of support |

After it became known that concerns about the future of the Alstom plant in Salzgitter, one of the largest locations of the French railway technology group, Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil pledged his support. “Of course I will do my best – as best I can personally – to ensure that jobs in Salzgitter are not only preserved, but that they also have prospects,” said the SPD politician on Friday. The day before, concerns about the future of jobs and production utilization had become public.

The background is the fear that an important project for Norway could largely move to Wroclaw in Poland, according to information from works council circles. The major order from Scandinavia was only announced at the beginning of January, as part of which the Lower Saxony factory was to be awarded the contract for numerous regional trains. The …

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