Negotiations between Germany’s IG Metall union and Volkswagen AG are slated to resume Monday, following a series of strategic strikes today that hampered vehicle production in that country. Output was halted just after midnight at three VW plants in Brunswick, Hanover and Kassel, Germany, after workers walked off the job to protest planned cost cuts by the auto maker. VW has proposed a 30% reduction in its labor costs by 2011, while the union is lobbying for pay raises and job ...

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