Workers at Volkswagen AG’s Puebla, Mexico, plant reject a plan to cut their hours and pay to save 1,350 jobs at the facility. Some 68% of the workers turned down the proposal calling for 8%-10% pay cuts over the next two years, plus shorter shifts. A VW Mexico union representative says the rejection means about 380 temporary or contract workers will not have their contracts renewed when they expire on March 23 and another 989 workers will be fired by the end of 2003.

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