NO NEED FOR A FOUR-DAY WEEK, VOLKSWAGEN LABOR CHIEF SAYS
Volkswagen labor chief Bernd Osterloh believes that a four-day week is not needed as its plans to secure jobs despite a growing shift to electric cars, which requires fewer workers and is easier to build.
IG Metall, Germany’s largest trade union, has proposed negotiating to transition to a four-day week across the industry to secure jobs.
But Osterloh stressed that the four-day week is not an issue.
“At the moment, we are not talking about less work. With the Golf, we had the (production) levels of last year in June and July and introduced extra shifts,” he added.