SAO PAULO — Some 16,000 workers go on strike Nov. 12 over Volkswagen do Brasil’s decision to fire 3,000 workers at its Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo state, plant, which builds the new Polo, representing 11% of its 26,800 total workforce in Brazil. "We offered ways out and all the options were rejected," says Herbert Demel, president of VW in Brazil. "No one could expect that we would receive these rejections without doing anything." The workers were cut after unions rejected a ...

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