General Motors Corp.’s Adam Opel AG European unit agrees to give employees an initial 3.1% pay increase. Workers will receive the 3.1% hike from June 1, 2002 until June of 2003, when the amount will drop to 2.6%. The raise is less than the 4% Germany’s IG Metall engineering union recently negotiated, allowing Opel to save an amount in the double-digit millions of euros in the next three and a half years, reports say. Opel is currently in the midst of a restructuring program, aimed at ...

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