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Germany: Volkswagen could return to the 35 hours work-week
Planet Labor, 14 February 2006, n°150 -

According to the German press of this weekend (Focus, Spiegel and Bildzeitung),Volkswagen’s management intends to negotiate with its work’s council a return to the 35 hours work-week (up from 28,8 hours currently) in its six “West German” factories, without wage compensation. A spokesman for VW refused to comment on these “speculations”, asserting that the management initially intended to start talks with staff representatives. (Ref. 06128)

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