Human Resources Board Member Dr. Karlheinz Blessing said: "In 2017, the employees of Volkswagen achieved a very good team performance. The Board of Management and the Works Council agree that this performance deserves our appreciation. The bonus therefore brings financial benefits to each and every employee. In addition, it underlines that we will tackle and master the major challenges faced by our brand together at Volkswagen."
General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh said: "In 2017, the colleagues at our plants faced very considerable pressure. They showed that they also stand firmly behind the company in troubled times and bring Volkswagen forward. The Board of Management and the Works Council are both convinced that our colleagues have earned this bonus through hard work."
Note for editorial teams:
The bonus paid for 2017 gives no indication of the performance of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. The figure of €4,100 is a gross amount. An advance payment of €1,621 gross was already made at the end of November 2017.