Reading various magazines and newspapers in Germany one could read that Siemens will dramatically cut down costs which will have a main focus in Eastern Germany. In particular the closing of the manufacturing site in Goerlitz was published.

So far Siemens did not comment on that (as at November 1st, 2017).

We want to start this petition to force Siemens to prepare a sound concept to remain operations in Goerlitz and to safeguard the future for many people relying on these operations.

The portfolio manufactured in Goerlitz focusses industrial customers (i.e. Paper Industries), decentralized power generation in the smaller and mid size range (i.e. Bio Mass Plants) and Power coming from renewables (i.e. Solar Thermal Plants). With this portfolio Goerlitz operates in a stable and growing market with a good future.

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The manufacturing site is one of the biggest employers in the region (app. 1000 employees) and thus a driving factor for the prosper development of the region and a good partner for many sub suppliers.

We would like to get the right political, technical and moral support in all levels. With your signature you will show your interest in this intention to change Siemens' mind regarding these activities. Innovation and development is never possible without qualified and enthusiastic people. Most of all it is not possible selling or closing the site or cut down head count.

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely yours,

Employees of Siemens Goerlitz

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  • Dear Supporter.

    Because of you and many other supporters we could collect 19,177 signatures in only 6 weeks.
    Thank you very much for this.
    Beside this petition we also have had a lot other activities to fight against the closure. This activities include human and light chains, Christmas cards, signing of Christmas carols in front of our workshop in Goerlitz but also in front of the corporate headquarters in Munich and many interviews in different newspapers and magazines. We believe that these activities are worth the effort because we see a good reputation and a huge media response. We also believe that these activities also brought our CEO Joe Kaeser to visit Goerlitz on December 19th. Well he could not give all answers because the negotiations even didn’t start but we hope it is a good sign.
    In the upcoming year we will protest harder. Our next bigger action will be a demonstration together with our friends from Bombardier on January 19th at 1 p.m.
    Although the workers council of Siemens and Bombardier and the labors union (IG Metall Ostsachsen) call for this demonstration we are also fighting for the economic prosperity of the whole region. Therefore we also hope for many supporters joining us this day.
    We know that there is a long way to go until we safeguarded these turbine workshops here in Goerlitz. We hope that this big support continues like that.
    Thank you very much in advance.

    We wish you and your loved ones a happy new year

    Sincerely yours,

    Employees of Siemens Goerlitz

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