Union workers at Volkswagen AG plants in Braunschweig, Kassel and Emben, Germany, staged a 1-day work stoppage on Monday. The more than 12,000 members of Germany’s largest industrial union, IG Metall, walked off the job in protest of proposed hourly headcount reductions at various VW plants throughout the country. The Braunschweig and Kassel plants produce systems and components for a variety of VW vehicles, while the Emden plant builds the VW Passat. The work stoppage Monday followed ...

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