Management conflict in District heat plant in Feldberg/Neustrelitz (GER)

Management restructuring conflict in Wood chip based district heating plant in Feldberg, Neustrelitz, Germany. 10 of 12 employees were sacked in December 2014 for a change of management.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords management conflict, biomass plant, Germany
Start date 2014
End date
Reason(s) for conflict 10 of 12 employees were sacked prior to a management change. The employees were concerned that the sacking was for the sole purpose to enable the new management to re-hire them under lower conditions.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests restructuring on the power plant resulted in unemployment of majority, people felt leftout
Barriers for dialogue totally different values on the matter, social pressure vs. economic viability
Forums for dialogue the constructive dialog between employees and employer. The external party (labour union, local authority) would made dialog more constructive
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation investigation of consequences of alternative scenarious