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VW of Germany looking to lengthen work week for same pay

Volkswagen is looking to lengthen their employee's work week, without any additional financial compensation, a cost-cutting move to designed to help stabilize the company's bottom line.

Union threatens strikes at DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Bosch

German engineering union IG Metall will start "warning strikes" at DaimlerChrylser, Porsche and Bosch plants in southwestern Germany, beginning March 1. Such token job actions by German unions are often used as a bargaining lever with companies before launching full-blown strikes.