VW’s workers from its German plants want a 6.
5% pay rise and demand a share of the automaker’s record sales.
The IG Metall union from Germany requested a pay increase between 5% and 6.5% for almost 100,000 workers at the company’s six plants located in the western part of the country. In 2012 VW employees won a 4.3% pay rise, part of a 13-month salary contract. Bernd Osterloh, head of VW’s works council and member of IG Metall’s executive board said that the workers’ demand is broadly in line with the labor union’s claims for almost 3.7 million metal and engineering employees in Germany.