SAO PAULO – Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. employees are protesting a plan to transfer 3,933 workers from the Sao Bernardo do Campo plant to a new VW division, called Autovisao do Brasil. Some 1,500 workers producing VW Polo are on paid leave. The transfer represents 16% of the work force at the Sao Bernardo plant. Union leaders and Labor Minister Jacques Wagner consider the plan “an artifice” to fire employees, violating agreements signed in Germany in 2001 to retain the ...

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