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VW's Slovak plant workers call strike over wage demand
June 14, 2017 / 1:31 PM / 5 months ago

VW's Slovak plant workers call strike over wage demand

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Workers at Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Slovak factory voted to strike from Tuesday over demands for a higher wage rise, the carmaker’s union said on Wednesday.

A VW logo is seen in front of the main building of the Volkswagen brand at the Volkswagen headquarters during a media tour to present Volkswagen's so called "Blaue Fabrik" (Blue Factory) environmental program, in Wolfsburg, Germany May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer - RTX36N7O

The union expects majority participation in the strike, leading to a production stop, union officials were quoted as saying in local media.

The union said in a statement the strike would be unlimited.

VW’s Slovak unit said last week that union demands for a 16 percent pay hike were unacceptable.

The company has offered a base pay rise of 4.3 percent, along with a one-off payment of 350 euros and other bonuses.

Reporting by Jason Hovet; editing by Alexander Smith

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