Volkswagen and the workers’ union agree on a 5.46% salary increase

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After three weeks of negotiations, the car manufacturing company announced that they reached agreements on several topics that have the objective of improving the quality of life of the collaborators.

This increase, which is a lower percentage that the 12% that was initially requested by the union, was achieved with the objective of maintaining the company’s stability.

The agreement was reached after three weeks of negotiations and in the midst of a complex context due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as well as the economic recession.

The car manufacturing company highlighted in a statement that the understanding was reached with the employees “in the middle of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis”, which forced it to paralyze its local operation for three months, but gave no further details on the new agreement with the union.

However, it reported that the topics that were reviewed have the objective of improving the collaborators’ quality of life.

“I want to give recognition to the negotiating committees for their effort to reach this agreement, even in these challenging times”, said Steffen Reiche, president of the Executive Council of Volkswagen de México.

“The result of this negotiation shows that both parties share a long-term vision, for the benefit of thousands of families”, he added.

The terms of the agreement, which included the participation of Conciliation officials of the Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) and the support of the Puebla state Government, will be announced by the union.