GM's Opel seeks German pay freeze through '09-paper

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FRANKFURT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - General Motors' German unit Adam Opel AG wants to freeze workers' pay through 2009 and extend the work week to 40 hours from 35 without raising wages, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Friday. Other demands that the carmaker presented to labour in wage talks that started this week include cutting year-end and holiday bonuses and reducing extra pay for working late and weekend shifts, the paper said without giving a source. The company's works council ...

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