Brazil auto workers strike hits VW, Ford, Mercedes

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By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Thousands of metalworkers at Volkswagen AG , Ford Motor Co. and other auto plants in Brazil walked off the job on Wednesday to demand a pay raise from an industry hit hard by an economic slowdown. Brazil's powerful ABC metalworkers union said that close to 25,000 workers had joined the strike, which also slowed production at plants owned by Germany's DaimlerChrysler , Swedish truckmaker Scania and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp . The ...

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