UPDATE 1-Brazil auto workers strike hits VW, Ford, Mercedes

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(Adds company confirmations, GM vote, fresh quote) By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of metalworkers at Volkswagen AG , Ford Motor Co. and other auto plants in Brazil walked off the job on Wednesday to demand a pay raise from an industry feeling the pain of an economic slowdown. Brazil's powerful ABC metalworkers union said that close to 25,000 workers had joined the strike, which also tripped up production at plants owned by Germany's ...

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