UPDATE 1-Volkswagen fires 1,800 in Brazil, workers strike

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(Recasts with layoffs, strike, previous Brasilia) SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of Volkswagen AG on Tuesday distributed 1,800 job termination letters at its Sao Bernardo do Campo car plant in what could be the beginning of more layoffs and a possible plant closure. Workers at the plant approved a strike starting immediately in response to the firings, which will be effective from November and follow months of negotiations with management. Late on Monday, ...

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