Portugal - Talks at Volkswagen’s AutoEuropa continue - September 30, 2017

After a strike at a vehicle assembly plant of Volkswagen’s AutoEuropa at Palmela, the trade unions and the management started a series of meetings to discuss the shift system. According to the unions the channels of dialogue remained open. Workers oppose a planned move to a new shift system that would involve Saturday working without being paid overtime. The management said that it wants to enter into final and formal negotiations on the working hours with the works council (that is to be elected in October).

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