Volkswagen seeks two-year German wage freeze

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WOLFSBURG, Germany, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Volkswagen wants to freeze the pay of its western German workers for two years as part of its plan to lop more than 2 billion euros ($2.45 billion) from its labour costs within six years, personnel chief Peter Hartz told reporters on Monday. He also rejected a demand from labour union IG Metall that Europe's biggest carmaker guarantee the jobs of 103,000 workers at six western German plants for around 10 years when the two sides hold wage talks next ...

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