Crunch time as VW's Bernhard clashes with union

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By Christiaan Hetzner FRANKFURT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Wolfgang Bernhard faces a showdown with unions that could determine if he is worth the 800 million euro rise in the carmaker's shares he triggered with his arrival as head of the VW brand. A restructuring specialist versed in streamlining companies, the former star manager at Chrysler delivered in late August an unusual ultimatum for a company that has long relied on consensus building with its workers. Either its ...

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