VW Workers "Strike" Over Porsche Takeover

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
vw workers strike over porsche takeover

Now that the European courts have finally struck down the so-called "VW Law" preventing Porsche from taking control of the German automaker, VW's labor union is upping the ante in its battle for power on their future owner's board. As Just-Auto reports [sub], VW's works council is seriously pissed at the idea that Porsche's numerically inferior labor union will get the same representation on the new holding company's BOD as VW's One Man Army. So the VeeDub boys are downing tools; they're striking VW over the issue. For three hours. Only not technically. Technically, the VW works council is holding "information meetings" re: the Porsche takeover amongst its union brothers and sisters. The fact that these gatherings will stop production at all six of VW's German assembly plants is neither here nor there, presumably.

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  • Guyincognito Guyincognito on Oct 31, 2007

    Is this the battle for the most meaningless strike amongst unions? Maybe the UAW will counter with a 3 minute strike at Ford.

  • Antone Antone on Oct 31, 2007

    Whatever happens, I hope this move results in a decent RWD platform developed for Audi. And a quality control program that includes electrical problems.