Daimler unit staff want govt to block U.S. buyer


FRANKFURT, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The works council of MTU Friedrichshafen, DaimlerChrysler's heavy diesel engine unit, has written to German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to ask him to help prevent MTU from being sold to a U.S. financial investor, the Stuttgarter Zeitung reported. Stuttgart-based Daimler has been trying to sell MTU Friedrichshafen, in which it holds about 88 percent, for several months. The German Zeppelin and Maybach families, who own about 12 percent of MTU, possess ...

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