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Autoeuropa workers in Portugal stage strike

Staff Writer |
Workers at the Autoeuropa car assembly plant just south of Lisbon are today staging a strike against having to work an extra day.

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The decision to stage the first strike in the Volkswagen manufacturing venue came after employees were asked to work on Saturdays to build a new model.

Autoeuropa had offered workers a salary increase of 16 percent along with a bonus of 175 euros a month and an additional day of leave per month, but this was refused by three-quarters of workers who back a decision to strike instead.

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