German carmakers to resume production next week


HAMBURG/MUNICH, June 29 (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW and Volkswagen said on Sunday they were preparing to resume production in factories hit by a strike in eastern Germany that is set to end on Monday. Trade union IG Metall conceded defeat on Saturday in its campaign for shorter hours for engineering workers in the former communist east, saying it would call off strikes that have hurt national car production. Luxury carmaker BMW, which could not build 11,000 of its 3-series cars at ...

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