Some 11,400 workers at Volkswagen AG’s Zwickau plant in eastern Germany went on strike June 2, demanding a 35-hour workweek. The striking workers say the 35-hour workweek, which is available to workers in western Germany, will create 15,000 new jobs. However, VW and others say the shorter workweek will harm the already fragile German economy. The strike is expected to be short, with production resuming on June 5, reports say.

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