Workers at Brazil Volkswagen plant may join strike

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SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 24 (Reuters) - Metalworkers at a Volkswagen AG plant in southern Brazil on Thursday threatened to join a strike already halting production at three other major auto factories in the South American country. A union spokeswoman said some 2,600 employees at the German auto giant's Sao Jose dos Pinhais plant in Parana state were demanding a one-time bonus of 500 reais ($166) to compensate for a sharp surge in inflation late last year that cut workers' buying power. ...

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