Network Cooperation Initiative
The employee network Network Cooperation Initiative (NCI) was founded in 2002 by Inken Wanzek as part of the job cuts at Siemens in the Munich Hofmannstrasse plant. Inken Wanzek's goal was to emotionally support the employees affected by the job loss and to accompany them on their way to keep their jobs.
Goals of NCI
In addition to factual information, the help at the NCI was primarily about supporting each other in situations that often threaten their existence. The human support took place in self-help groups that were founded on the initiative of Inken Wanzek and through thousands of personal emails that she answered. This daily presence and work kept the community together and the employee network grew to around 900 employees in a short time.
The goals of the NCI were to help colleagues affected by the job loss to find individual solutions for themselves and to make the methods of downsizing at Siemens public. In addition, NCI dealt with globalization and the transformation of the labor market.
The NCI websites
The Star . Magazine No. 6 of 3 February 2005 refers to the NCI website www.nci-net.de as "the greatest site of critical employees of a company: Already 700,000 site visitors (as of September 2006), the abundance of news about Siemens, a labor law , a detailed overview of -ABC labor lawsuits and tips for job hunting viewed. "to date, the site already has more than 2,350,000 visitors.
The NCI works council lists have been running their own homepage www.nci-br.de since 2006 , on which they regularly report on events in the NSN companies, but also on general employee issues, especially labor law issues. The contributions are provided by a large number of authors who, however, traditionally appear anonymously with their author abbreviation.
Radio program NCI on Air
Since 2003, NCI has been designing a monthly one-hour broadcast with NCI on Air on the free radio station Lora Munich on the broadcasting slot Bürgerrechte & Sozial . In June 2009 the 70th program of NCI on Air was broadcast. An NCI on Air broadcast deals with a specific topic from the world of work and takes place in the form of a conversation. Most of the time, experts on the respective topic are invited. The NCI headlines with short messages from the world of work are an integral part of the program. Many of the programs can be downloaded in MP3 format from the NCI website.
The NCI works council lists
In 2004, the works council list “Netzwerk pro Hofmannstrasse” was established at Siemens' Munich Hofmannstrasse location from NCI . In 2006 and 2008 this list ran again for the works council under the name Employee Network NCI . In 2006, further works council lists were set up in other Siemens companies, which also bore the name NCI. After the transfer of operations to the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) joint venture founded in 2007 , the NCI works councils are represented in both Munich NSN companies with a total of six works councils. The NCI works councils are independent from unions, but they also have union members in their ranks.
NCI News & Analysis
With the reintegration of the colleagues after they won dismissal protection lawsuits in 2005, NCI began to transform itself. The self-help groups disbanded, the homepage www.nci-net.de (NCI News & Analyzes), which had quickly developed into a central platform for employee issues with a focus on Siemens and legal successors, became independent of works councils , the union and other groups. Since then, Inken Wanzek and Christine Rosenboom have run it. Work on the homepage was stopped on June 14, 2010. Today it serves as a comprehensive reference work.
- Inken Wanzek, Christine Rosenboom: Job in danger - these are your rights. Linde Verlag, Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-7093-0152-4 .
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