UPDATE 2-Volkswagen's tough love seen helping economy


(Adds economist comments, updates shares) By Jan Christoph Schwartz WOLFSBURG, Germany, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Volkswagen challenged its workers with a tough wage plan on Monday ahead of talks seen as a gauge of their readiness to favour job security over pay rises, a swap that could make Europe's biggest economy more competitive. Volkswagen , the world's fourth-largest carmaker, will ask German workers to forego pay hikes for two years as part of a broader plan to lop some 2 billion euros ...

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