“In 2018, the Volkswagen team mastered difficult situations with tremendous dedication,” said Kilian. “Our employees showed an extremely high degree of flexibility and therefore made a key contribution to the success of Volkswagen. It is right and important that employees should play their part when the going gets tough.”
Osterloh emphasized: “2018 was a tough year for our colleagues. Many factors which were entirely beyond the control of the workforce had a direct impact on their everyday work in many cases. But our colleagues solved all the problems which arose. This is why it is only fair that Volkswagen employees should now receive their share in the success of the company.
This bonus is based on the two-year calculation period laid down in collective bargaining agreements. Of the latest bonus, employees covered by collective bargaining agreements already received €1,690.50 gross with their salary for November 2018. This means that employees are still to receive an amount of €3059.50 gross. This will be paid together with their salary for May.
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The bonus paid gives no indication of the performance of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. Among other factors, the calculation also takes account of the performance of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.