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German government urges VW to end dispute with suppliers
August 22, 2016 / 10:56 AM / a year ago

German government urges VW to end dispute with suppliers

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Economy Ministry on Monday urged Volkswagen and its suppliers to quickly end a dispute that has prompted production delays at six plants including at the car maker’s main Wolfsburg factory.

General view of a Volkswagen logo in Wolfsburg, Germany September 22, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

“We assume and also expect the companies to solve the sticking issues as soon as possible,” Economy Ministry spokesman Andreas Audretsch said during a regular government news conference.

He added: “It is about thousands of jobs, which could be affected by shorter work hours, and the responsibility to tackle these problems constructively is very high.”

Reporting by Hans-Edzard Busemann; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michael Nienaber

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