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Union threatens to cripple Volkswagen vehicle production in pay dispute

Besides 6 percent pay demand, the union is also pushing for improvements in VW's corporate pension scheme

Reuters  |  BERLIN 

German union IG Metall threatened on Thursday to cripple vehicle production at Volkswagen if top executives at Europe's biggest carmaker continue to block sizeable pay increases for German staff. IG Metall is incensed about an offer proposed by Volkswagen's (VW) management on Tuesday which the union said would raise pay for 120,000 staff at western German plants by no more than 2.2 percent over 12 months, about a third of the 6 percent it is seeking. After three rounds of fruitless bargaining, more than 20,000 workers at VW's main Wolfsburg factory on Thursday walked ...

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First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 21:34 IST