VW, union firm as decisive wage talks loom Monday

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HAMBURG, Germany, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and metalworkers union IG Metall both dug in their heels on Sunday before increasingly bitter wage talks resume that could lead to the first strike ever at Europe's biggest carmaker. The union is demanding a pay rise and job guarantees in the talks, due to continue in Hanover, Germany on Monday, while Volkswagen says it needs a wage freeze and other measures to avoid job cuts at its loss-making German factories. "That's completely ...

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