Union threatens to cripple Volkswagen vehicle production in pay dispute

German union IG Metall threatened on Thursday to cripple vehicle production at Volkswagen if top executives at Europe's biggest carmaker continue to block sizeable pay increases for German staff. IG Metall is incensed about an offer proposed by Volkswagen's (VW) management on Tuesday which the union said would raise pay for 120,000 staff at western German plants by no more than 2.

2 percent over 12 months, about a third of the 6 percent it is seeking. After three rounds of fruitless bargaining, more than 20,000 workers at.

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