IG Metall wins VW works council vote

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FRANKFURT, March 30 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG workers backed on Thursday the powerful IG Metall union in works council elections, swallowing any anger they might have felt over allegations that management bought off labor leaders for years. Representatives of IG Metall make up nearly 92 percent of the new works council in a show of unity heading into talks over management's plan to slash costs at Europe's biggest carmaker, the works council said. Up to 20,000 jobs are at risk. IG Metall ...

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