March 23, 2018 / 2:35 PM / a year ago

Opel workers demand proposals for German investment plan from PSA

FRANKFURT, March 23 (Reuters) - German carmaker Opel’s works council on Friday demanded “constructive proposals” for investment decisions on German sites, rejecting demands from parent PSA which had called for concessions on a collective wage agreement.

Earlier this week PSA, Europe’s second-biggest carmaker by sales, published a production and investment plan for European sites which excluded Germany, sidelining German unions which have so far rejected calls to become “competitive”.

“Following a one-sided decision by PSA about investments in European sites outside of Germany, constructive proposals need to be presented for German sites on the basis of collective bargaining agreements,” Opel worker representatives from trade union IG Metall said on Friday.

PSA had agreed to abide by the collective wage bargaining agreements and these should now be implemented “unconditionally” IG Metall said. (Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Christoph Steitz)

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