Unions play down possible Mercedes job cut numbers


STUTTGART, Germany, July 29 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler's works council on Friday dismissed as exaggerated media reports that around 5,000 jobs could go at flagship luxury division Mercedes Car Group. Works council head Erich Klemm, who is also deputy chairman of the world's fifth-biggest carmaker, told reporters this number was "wrong" and "too high", insisting that plans for staffing levels for 2006 to 2008 were still being worked out. Mercedes Car Group chief Eckhard Cordes had said ...

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