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The negotiating commissions of Volkswagen AG and IG Metall Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt today continued the collective bargaining process in Wolfsburg. Opening the second round of negotiations, Volkswagen AG’s chief negotiator and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Arne Meiswinkel presented the situation of the company amid a challenging global backdrop. He said that the stated goal was to negotiate a collective agreement with IG Metall for the company and its employees that will ensure long-term stability. Volkswagen will make an offer in the next round of negotiations. Meiswinkel said this would depend on achieving a common understanding of the company’s overall situation and other important topics such as the future use of partial retirement and the forward-looking allocation of the 1,400 annual training places specified in the collective bargaining agreement.

The negotiating commissions of Volkswagen AG and IG Metall Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt today brought their negotiations for Volkswagen AG’s approximately 125,000 employees covered by the company collective agreement to a successful conclusion. Volkswagen AG’s chief negotiator and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Arne Meiswinkel commented: “We reached agreement before the duty to refrain from industrial action expired, which will create long-term planning certainty and stability for the company and the workforce. With our new Volkswagen Master’s scholarship program we will also promote loyalty to our company among young talent from an early stage and ensure that we have continued access to key future skills for the transformation.”

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