GM seeks savings at Opel plant, dangles Astra work

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ESSEN, Germany, Jan 28 (Reuters) - General Motors dangled on Friday the prospect of building a new five-door Astra compact car at an Adam Opel plant in Bochum, Germany, but only if staff there agree to slash unit wage costs. "We presented offers to make Bochum so competitive that the factory has a future," GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster told reporters after addressing about 6,000 workers at the plant. But he coupled this with calls to boost competitiveness at the plant that ...

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