VW shareholder angers union with longer hours call

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BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) - Germany's IG Metall union rejected on Sunday an appeal by the premier of the state of Lower Saxony, car maker Volkswagen AG's biggest shareholder, for a longer working week in Germany. "Anyone who like (Lower Saxony premier) Christian Wulff calls for a 40 hour week would put at risk more than 20,000 jobs at Volkswagen," IG Metall's Lower Saxony leader Hartmut Meine said in a statement. Wulff was cited in Berliner Zeitung newspaper on Saturday as saying it would ...

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